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Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, June 25, 2017

June 25, Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time        Cycle A. Readings       1) Jeremiah 20:10-13       Psalm 69:8-10, 14, 17, 33-35       2) Romans 5:12-15       Gospel: Matthew 10:26-33   By Beverly Corzine Catholic News Service By mid-June, school vacation … Continue reading

Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, June 18, 2017

  June 18, Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)       Cycle A. Readings:       1) Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16a       Psalm 147:12-15, 19-20       2) 1 Corinthians 10:16-17       Gospel: John 6:51-58   By Jeff Hedglen Catholic … Continue reading

Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, June 11, 2017

June 11, Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity       Cycle A. Readings:       1) Exodus 34:4b-6, 8-9       Psalm: Daniel 3:52-56       2) 2 Corinthians 13:11-13       Gospel: John 3:16-18   By Jeff Hedglen Catholic News Service Years ago I … Continue reading

Guest column: How are your technological ‘practices’ affecting your memory and imagination?

By Brett Robinson Catholic News Service As a father of four, I am familiar with practice. There’s hockey practice, piano practice and lots of practicing patience. My kids are learning what a C-sharp sounds like and how to track the … Continue reading

Guest column: I didn’t sign up for this. Or did I?

By Laura Kelly Fanucci Catholic News Service Stripping soaked sheets off a child’s bed for the third night in a row. Scrubbing vomit out of a car seat. Listening to a bedroom door slam with an angry “I hate you!” … Continue reading

REWIND: Pope Francis on God as our Father

Here’s what you missed from Pope Francis’ weekly general audience this morning: #PopeFrancis greeting pilgrims and kissing babies at the #generalaudience pic.twitter.com/UOoQqf5UoU — Catholic News Svc (@CatholicNewsSvc) June 7, 2017 The heat doesn't sit well with everybody… #generalaudience pic.twitter.com/X8McidwLGq — … Continue reading

Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, June 4, 2017

June 4, Pentecost Sunday       Cycle A. Readings:      1) Acts 2:1-11       Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-31, 34       2) 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13       Gospel: John 20:19-23 By Dan Luby Catholic News Service Tornado season is part of the … Continue reading

Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, May 28, 2017

I've had the privilege of being present when two of my nephews were commissioned as Marine officers. They had been through months of rigorous academic, physical and leadership training, and it was a proud moment for their parents when the new officers, resplendent in their "dress blues," received their second-lieutenant pins. Continue reading

Protecting children: Don’t let dedication deplete reserves of compassion

By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Fourteenth in a series) ROME — To have compassion means to suffer with another. It is a trait we as Christians seek to live out every day. Many of us labor, personally and professionally, … Continue reading

REWIND: Busy morning at the Vatican

While much of America was still sleeping, Pope Francis welcomed Donald Trump to the Vatican, then led his usual Wednesday general audience in St. Peter’s Square. Here’s some of what you missed. Sun rising here at the Vatican. Security high … Continue reading