Who was St. Augustine, and why should I care?

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons
“LATE HAVE I LOVED YOU, O Beauty so ancient and so new. Late have I love you!” So prayed the passionate theologian and pastor of the early church, St. Augustine of Hippo (354–430).

Lean into Lent

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons
The point of lent is to change. We alter behaviors in order to jumpstart a conversion process. But what is it we're supposed to change? How does change occur?

Lean into Lent

By Tom McGrath| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons
The point of lent is to change. We alter behaviors in order to jumpstart a conversion process. But what is it we're supposed to change? How does change occur?

Who framed Mary Magdalene?

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Scripture and Theology
How the first witness to Christ's Resurrection was made into a prostitute, and how women today are restoring their reputation.

Start spreading the Good News

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons
The first (and most ignored) rule of preaching the gospel: "Know your audience."

A friend's birthday party occasioned one of the odder questions I've been asked lately: "Do you practice religion?" My questioner seemed genuinely curious-not hostile or incredulous-but I couldn't help feeling as if I'd been asked how often I sacrifice goats. The stylish, 25-year-old woman represented the demographic brass ring for most churches, the coveted-though-AWOL, professional, single "young adult." Yet she knew next to nothing about religion.


40 Days to a new you pt.2

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Spirituality
Ever wish you had your own personal spiritual trainer? For Lent we offer you 40 of them, finishing up the final 20 in Part II this month.


21. Joan Chittister, O.S.B.: A growing season
Lent is not an event. It is not something that happens to us. It is at most a microcosm of what turns out to be a lifelong journey to the center of the self.


40 Days to a new you pt.2

U.S. Catholic| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Spirituality
Ever wish you had your own personal spiritual trainer? For Lent we offer you 40 of them, finishing up the final 20 in Part II this month.


21. Joan Chittister, O.S.B.: A growing season
Lent is not an event. It is not something that happens to us. It is at most a microcosm of what turns out to be a lifelong journey to the center of the self.


The greatest story never foretold?

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Scripture and Theology
"For a child has been born for us, a son given to us... he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." These lines from Isaiah 9:6 are some of the most recognizable of the scriptures we hear at Christmastime in the Catholic Church. But was Isaiah really talking about Jesus of Nazareth?

 


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