I Hope I Am Like Him

Consider the figure of John the Baptist. Why is he great? Because he prepared the way. “One worthier than I is coming,” he insists. And because of that humility and that total embrace of God’s will, he is given one of the greatest honors in the New Testament — he baptizes the Son of God.

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Apps That Our Catholic Schools Love!

Looking for a way to keep your communication open and clear with school families? If you have yet to invest in an app to stay in touch and keep teachers and parents connected, you’re missing out. Here are some of our favorites you need to check out.

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We Have Seen His Glory

On this Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, the gospel story of the wedding at Cana forms the third part of a sort of Epiphany trilogy and carries the themes of these two Christmastide feasts into the green days of Ordinary Time: manifestation and transformation.

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The Light of the Moon

The moon doesn’t have any light of its own. All the moon has is the ability to reflect the light that shines upon it. The same holds for us, doesn’t it? Our stewardship is purely a reflection of the grace granted to us by another.

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All in the Family

At first glance, we can often find the image of the Blessed Mother, St. Joseph and the Christ Child intimidating — who are we to aspire to that level of discipleship? How could we ever hope to conform ourselves to that mold?

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The Baptism of Jesus Christ, the Messiah and Son of God

Who is Jesus Christ? It is a question people asked as they witnessed him preach, heal the sick, and work other wonders. If we are to be his followers and pass on the good news to the next generation of believers, it is a question we must constantly ask ourselves.

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Stewardship Ties

There is a lot of imagery around Christmas that has to do with adoption — or, more specifically, with a child being loved by another as if they belonged to that person. We see this with Joseph and the infant Jesus.

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Livestream: Keep it, or Can it?

As churches start to open their doors to the community, ways to tune-in virtually are slowly declining — but should they? From Sunday Mass to all-parish events, here are some valuable points to keeping livestream going at your church.

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Revelation of the Magi

This feast of the Epiphany is best understood as a dialogue or relationship. Clearly, the Feast has the perspective of the Christ Child being revealed to the Magi who had been seeking him. But also, it has the perspective of the Magi “revealing their gifts” to the Christ Child.

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Baby Jesus’ Wish List

Odds are you’ve got a Christmas list going by now — gift ideas for everyone from your nephew to your goddaughter to your mailman. But what about the birthday boy? What’s the gift Jesus gets from you this Christmas?

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When We Ask Why

Today is the feast that reminds us that God could use any mechanism in the whole world to communicate His message — but He chooses to do so, mainly, through the stories of family relationships. Families that fall apart and are put back together.

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Mary, Jesus Expert

If we long to uncover the path, learn the wisdom, and acquire the disposition of heart required to follow Jesus, we have but to look to one expert — Mary, his mother. By contemplating her principle virtues, actions, and devotion, we can reach unparalleled heights of faith.

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