Good Steward Newsletter – March 2014

Reflections on the Consistory I Did Not Attend I was all packed and ready to go. I arrived at the airport two hours ahead of time and presented my passport to the agent at the Delta counter. I was booked on a flight to Rome for a few days’ R & R and to attend […]

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Christ is the Center

November 25, 2013 by  
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L’Osservatore Romano – November 25, 2013 The Bishop of Rome concludes the Year of Faith venerating St Peter’s relics Thoughts of gratitude and affection to Pope Benedict XVI who called for the initiative Benedict XVI inaugurated the Year of Faith on 11 October 2012, presenting it as “a pilgrimage in the deserts of today’s world”. […]

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Go Teach All Nations, Passing the Treasure of Faith On To the Next Generation

October 31, 2013 by  
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Diocese of Bismarck – October 26, 2013 “Let anyone who thirsts come to Me and drink” (John 7:37) “Are you thirsting for something more? THIRST is a conference for people of all ages and backgrounds who want to find meaning in their lives and answers to the desires of their hearts. You are not alone. […]

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Release of Pope Francis’ First Encyclical Stresses Beauty of Faith

July 5, 2013 by  
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Catholic News Agency – By Estefania Aguirre – July 5, 2013 Vatican City, Jul 5, 2013 / (CNA/EWTN News) – The first encyclical of Pope Francis – which had been started by the former Pope, Benedict XVI – has been released today to help strengthen the faith of Catholics worldwide. “We welcome with great joy […]

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Good Steward Newsletter – April 2013

Easter Witnesses of Hope and Joy Easter is the season of hope and joy. We have hope because sin and death have been overcome—once and for all. The darkness of despair has been vanquished, and light has come into our weary world never to be permanently extinguished. Yes, there may be dark days and troubled […]

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The Cry of the Poor

Tertium Quid – Vol. 3, Issue 4 – By Robert Chronowski – March 19, 2013 (printable version) “The Lord hears the cry of the poor; blessed be the Lord” is a response to Psalm 34 as used in the Mass readings often enough that we all recognize the words. We say or sing those words […]

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Loving the Church

March 5, 2013 by  
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The Tidings – Archbishop José H. Gomez – March 1, 2013 We are living through a historic moment in the life of the Catholic Church. For the first time in centuries, the “seat” of St. Peter is vacant because the Pope has resigned office. As I write, Pope Benedict XVI is stepping down and arrangements […]

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Good Steward Newsletter – March 2013

Saying farewell to Pope Benedict XVI Pope Benedict XVI: A Good Steward of the Good News I first encountered Joseph Ratzinger in 1974 when I was a graduate student at Saint Meinrad School of Theology in Southern Indiana. I was preparing to write my master’s thesis in systematic theology and I was reading some really […]

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In Sede Vacante

February 28, 2013 by  
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Whispers in the Loggia – February 28, 2013 At this hour – 2000 Rome time, 28 February 2013 – the Chair of Peter, the Holy See of Rome, is vacant upon the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. So now, let us pray for the common good of the church – above all for those who […]

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Pope Benedict: I Am Not Abandoning the Cross But Remain in a New Way With the Crucified Lord

February 27, 2013 by  
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Zenit – February 27, 2013 Thousands Bid Emotional Farewell To Pontiff in Final General Audience The sun shined brightly in Vatican City after several days of rain while Pope Benedict XVI greeted an estimated 150,000 pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the final General Audience of his pontificate. Amid shouts of “Benedetto” (Benedict) and […]

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