Be Ready for God to “Stop By”

Before text messaging and social media made us all unconditionally, mercilessly reachable, people would do this thing called “stopping by.” They would be passing by a friend’s house, maybe on the way home from work or shopping, and they would just … stop. It wasn’t an everyday occurrence, but it was common enough that you had to be ready.

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LPi has been Giving Back Since Our Beginning

Since our inception in 1972, LPi has been giving back to the Church. Today, we service just over 4,600 churches across the country, providing print bulletins, church websites, and digital bulletin solutions. This year we estimate, we’ll give back $4.5 million in royalties to the Church.

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Encountering Jesus

Jesus says, “one’s life does not consist of possessions,” I still struggle with this … perhaps, I’m not the only one. I want the joy and freedom of a saint like St. Francis of Assisi, but I am slow to embrace the voluntary poverty through which that joy and freedom flourished.

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Graphics that GRAB — Designers Talk Cover Art

LPi’s Design Team produces Catholic art and content for a variety of parishes and preferences, providing graphics that correspond to Sunday messages and Liturgical seasons. The team provides six options for cover art each week. Explore them all!

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Abraham Drew Nearer

The theme that leaps off the page from today’s readings is persistence in prayer. To the modern world, that’s a very strange — almost silly — concept. If God is omnipotent, why does he need to be asked to do anything?

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What Jesus Doesn’t Say

“If Jesus wanted us to (fill in the blank), he would have said so.” We hear this argument applied to every controversial topic under the sun — and even some not-so-controversial topics, too. Whenever someone is trying to make a case for a decision they have already made, they call in Jesus’ scriptural silence on the matter as their expert, unimpeachable witness.

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Parish Dispatch: Father Tom Lucas S.J., St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, Sacramento, CA

We are honored to work with vibrant parishes across the United States, each one working to bring the Kingdom of God to their neighborhoods. Father Tom Lucas serves at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish in Sacramento. Here he answers some questions about his special parish.

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Distracted Visits with Jesus

Do we, like Martha of Bethany, approach Jesus frenzied, anxious, and worried about many things — work, home, or family? Do we miss out on the one thing needed and forfeit the better part? Especially during Mass, when we encounter the Real Presence of Christ?

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When God Speaks Like a Polish Grandmother

A friend of mine had a Polish grandmother who was famous for giving her children some blunt advice every time they left the house: “Eyes straight ahead. Mind your own business.” In this way, a woman who rarely said “I love you” expressed her devotion. Jesus does much the same for us, in many portions of the Gospels.

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Tips for Printing in Color: CMYK vs. RGB

When printing CMYK, each ink color is assigned a percentage on a 100-point scale. So, for a pure red, the printer selects: 0% Cyan, 99% Magenta, 100% Yellow, and 0% Black. Not sure of your percentages? Here are some tips to achieve success in coloration!

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Guided by the spirit

There will always be something behind us and before us. Time moves on and the world continues to rotate. Will we miss that which exists right before our eyes because they are shut while we are consumed by the past or worried about the future?

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Who Is My Neighbor?

This weekend’s Gospel once again details Jesus’ commandment on love. This is not a new teaching by any stretch. However, it is given a new twist when love of neighbor is elevated to the same status as love of God.

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