Category Archives: Discernment

Curious About Communities?

Have you ever wondered about becoming a nun or priest? I have, as so many other Catholic children of my time did too. Growing up in a Catholic home, and attending Catholic elementary school in the 1960s, exposed me to members … Continue reading

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The Missionary Spirit

  What if you were asked to leave your friends, family, and country behind to spread the Word in a foreign land? You don’t know the language or customs, you’d be left in the wilderness with a small group of … Continue reading

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Your Life’s Purpose

We are created in the image and likeness of God, with unique gifts that we are called to share. “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord;  and there are … Continue reading

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The Saintly Seven

Saint Theodora said we do not need to do anything special to become saints. We simply must do everything for the Lord. Saint Theodora dedicated her entire life to God. Because God was the center of her life, she lived … Continue reading

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Priestly Perspectives of a Dynamic Church

Catholic Watershed is an outstanding book that offers personal perspectives of six priests during a pivotal time in our American Catholic history. All ordained in Chicago in 1969, Mike Ahlstrom, Larry Duris, Bob Heidenreich, Tom Libera, Ed Upton, and Bill … Continue reading

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Chicago Catholic Church

Just because we belong to the same church does not mean we believe exactly the same way. See my review on the book, An Irrepressible Hope, which highlights stories from Catholics in Chicago.

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All for the Lord

We are in a state of flux. Fewer people live in the same town in which we were born, work in the same job from school until retirement, or remain in the same marriage until death as was common only … Continue reading

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