Vibrant Isn’t about Busy: Organizing Parish Life for Discipleship

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Our parishes are busy. Many seem to be vibrant with activity. Yet activity alone is no guarantee that a parish contains discipling communities ... where relationships that allow for apprenticeship in the Christian life abound ... … [Read more...]

New Evangelization and Ecumenism

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Ecumenism is the effort to re-compose unity among divided Christians. The “new” evangelization is the effort of the Catholic Church to reach out in new and effective ways, first to its own immense membership...  From left: Rev. … [Read more...]

A Plea for Really Committing to Adult Faith Formation

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We need to awaken.  We need to be stirred to action to do what Jesus sent the Church to do: “Make disciples,” and it needs to begin in the parishes. "For although they knew God, they did not accord him glory as God, or give him … [Read more...]

The “Roman Missal” and Alienation

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The revised translation of the Roman Missal will show if attitudes and integration with daily life receive new inspiration, serving as a “sign of the times,” a litmus test of the spirit of this generation. The new English … [Read more...]

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