US Catholic Faith in Real Life

Say it like you mean it

By Jim Dinn | Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
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When a lector shares the Word of God passionately, even if not perfectly, it can inspire Catholics in the pews to explore scripture as well.

My introduction to being a lector came through the invitation of another parish minister—not the pastor or another lector but the choir director. She encouraged me to minister at the lectern rather than in the choir loft. People familiar with my singing suggested that her discernment spared the whole parish.


Praying with your feet

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Getting in the pilgrim state of mind can be as easy as a walk in the park.

Few human activities are more basic than walking, and few more taken for granted. You need to watch an infant to be reminded that walking is a hard-won achievement. Learning to walk is one of the main projects of our first year of life. Somehow it dawns on us at a very early age that getting around on two legs might be better than crawling. Once this miracle is achieved and the parental applause dies down, it’s something we do daily, minus ovations, until accident or illness or old age stops us.


Why I walked out of Mass

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Editors’ note: Sounding Board is one person’s take on a many-sided subject and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of U.S. Catholic, its editors, or the Claretians.


Responding to clericalism and sex abuse

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Fifty years after the game-changing Second Vatican Council a new generation helps the church respond to today’s signs of the times. Here, Scott Appleby responds to clericalism and sex abuse.

Read more scholars on today's signs of the times.


Say 'I do' at Sunday Mass

By Scott Alessi | Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Your Faith

Editors’ note: Sounding Board is one person’s take on a many-sided subject and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of U.S. Catholic, its editors, or the Claretians.


Leave no child behind: Catholic schools should accept everyone

By Father Bill Tkachuk | Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
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Editors’ note: Sounding Board is one person’s take on a many-sided subject and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of U.S. Catholic, its editors, or the Claretians.


Clothes don't make the Mass

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My friend the abuser

By Bryan Cones | Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Your Faith
Am I to judge a mentor and friend only by his greatest sin?

A moveable feast

By Renée M. LaReau | Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Your Faith
A Polish Catholic would be a basket case without this annual blessing of Easter goodies.

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