“Have a Firm Heart”

In his daily Mass yesterday, Pope Francis encouraged people to “have a firm heart, fixed on the Holy Spirit”.  How many of us find this difficult, but instead are swayed by every passing change, trial, or happiness in our lives. I don’t know about you, but I often subconsciously think that if I let our […]

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Synod Prep 101: Are You Ready?

In roughly six months’ time, the Church will convene an extraordinary synod to discuss  the “pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelization.” (Read the lineamenta, or preparatory document, in full at the Vatican website). In the days preceding and following the synod this October, Catholic news sources–as well as secular–will be abuzz […]

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