May 10, 2020

Sunday Soundbite for May 10, 2020

We need to know the Holy Spirit--Christ's gift to the Church--is present to teach us what's needed today and unite us to Christ.
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Mourners take part in a vigil near the border fence between Mexico and the U.S. after a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, Aug. 3, 2019. Pope Francis joined other Catholic Church leaders expressing sorrow after back-to-back mass shootings in the United States left at least 31 dead and dozens injured in Texas and Ohio Aug. 3 and 4. (CNS photo/Carlos Sanchez, Reuters)

Should We Ban Guns?

I know the arguments against gun control cities with strict gun laws actually have more crime, and anyway, the Second Amendment of the US Constitution gives us the "right to bear arms. "
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Psalm 22: Feeling Forsaken

Each year during Holy Week we Christians stand once again near the cross and hear Jesus' cry anew. Unlike those described in the Gospel, though, we know exactly what he said and we recognize it as the opening verse of ...
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Seven Things Catholics Should Know about Divorce

Divorced Catholics long for understanding and acceptance. Here's how the Church can help.
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Members of the Missionaries of Charity attend a service marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata in this Aug. 26, 2010, file photo. Pope Francis has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Teresa, paving the way for her canonization in 2016. (CNS photo/Deshakalayan Chowdhur, Reuters pool)

Learning from St. Teresa of Calcutta

When she was declared a saint, did Mother Teresa strut around heaven and rub it in that she has been officially recognized whereas most of the other souls there have not? Unlikely. We formally recognize saints not for their benefit, but for ours.
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St. Francis and the Cross of Christ

When we look at the mystery of Jesus, this evokes quite a different sense of the divine.
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