US Catholic Faith in Real Life

Be here now: The benefits of living in the present

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There's no time like the present for living in God's presence.

On Call: An excerpt from Paul Wilkes' In Due Season

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The Body of Christ is the best medicine for body and soul, regardless of whether we are "worthy" to receive him.

Is your faith working?

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When U.S. Catholic readers punch the clock, they don't forget that they are still on God's time, according to a Reader Survey in honor of Labor Day.

The more we strive to secure a common good corresponding to the real needs of our neighbors, the more effectively we love them," Pope Benedict XVI wrote in his recent encyclical Caritas in Veritate (Charity in Truth). "Every Christian is called to practice this charity in a manner corresponding to his vocation."


Confessions of a repeat offender

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Back for another session in the confessional, a young woman realizes that falling is part of the journey.

Six spiritual tasks of aging

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1. Letting goThis is the period when we evaluate everything we have come to know about life and look for a dimension above the things of this world, for the sake of what is yet to come. The search means, then, that we strip ourselves of whatever it is we have accrued until this time in order to give ourselves wholly to the birthing of the person within. Into this part of life we travel light.

 


Not even Alzheimer’s can erase God

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The lines on her face indicate that Sister Miriam is well into her 80s. But she tells a visitor that she is 40.

Senior moments

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The spiritual side of getting older.

Watch your steps

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Mass could use the hard dose of reality offered by those recovering from addiction. 

I go to church every Sunday with a bunch of addicts.

Well, technically, I've been going to church alongside the addicts. For the past 10 years a Narcotics Anonymous group has been meeting in the church basement during our Sunday evening liturgy. They're also not really "addicts" but in recovery-though the unflinching honesty of their gathering leads me to believe that they wouldn't shy away from such a politically incorrect term.


My life after death

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Ten years ago, on Memorial Day of 1999, I received the call every parent dreads.

It was from a detective in Steubenville, Ohio. He asked me if I knew where my son was. My son Aaron had just finished his sophomore year at Franciscan University and moved out of the dorms into a house nearby.


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