June 22, 2017

Understanding the Term ‘Born Again’

Q. The term born again has become very popular among many Christians now, but I am not sure of its meaning. I suspect that it is misused or misunderstood by many people who proudly use it. Also, we read in John 3:5, “Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit. ” Is “water ” here the same as Baptism?

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Will My Husband Know Me in Heaven?

I believe and hope to be with my loved ones someday in heaven. Will my husband, who died almost two years ago, know me and still love me? How will he look? If I have hurt anyone in my lifetime, will he or she have forgiven me by then? My husband was a good Catholic. I hope he is in heaven, but where is it? This is all on faith. What if it isn’t the way we thought it would be?

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Editor’s Minute

Beyond Words

Month after month, because of the great talent of our art director, Jeanne Kortekamp, you receive a beautiful magazine. Just as do words, visual beauty conveys information and inspiration, often in ways we never name. Colors, images, styles, type of design, illustrations, and photography all touch our hearts and minds.

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Does Prayer Change Things?

I understand that if I pray for someone, that action affects me and how I deal with that personÑand perhaps others. All our lives, Catholics are geared to praying for others, but what we do after that praying is also crucial. Pope Francis usually ends a homily or talk with a request that his listeners pray for him. What good does that do?

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Rising from Rock Bottom

Mark Tompkins was cruising down Interstate 10 in San Antonio, Texas, on his motorcycle in March 2014. A doctor specializing in foot and ankle problems, he cut out shortly before noon after seeing patients and examining their charts.

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Reel Time

The Dinner

Paul (Steve Coogan), a high school history teacher, hesitates about going to dinner with his wife, Claire (Laura Linney), his brother, Congressman Stan Lohman (Richard Gere), and Stan’s wife, Katelyn (Rebecca Hall). Claire convinces him to go, unaware that Paul has found something disturbing on the cell phone that belongs to their son, Michael (Charlie Plummer).

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