April 11, 2023

John Young in Africa

John Young

“St. Francis went out of his comfort zone and physically suffered for the sake of the Gospel; I take a lot of inspiration from his example,” John Young says.
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A file photo shows an inmate receiving Communion at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility in Kansas. Catholics involved in prison ministry are trying to bring hope and the light of Christ to those "doing time." (OSV News photo/CNS file, Karen Bonar, The Register)

Prison Ministries Bring Light of Christ to Those ‘Doing Time’

A joyful Easter Vigil at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington began that April 8 evening with Washington Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory lighting the paschal candle from a burning brazier outside the entranceway.
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Tree next to picnic bench

Wonder and the Uniqueness of Creation

Reflect Franciscan theologian John Duns Scotus developed the philosophical notion of haecceitas, the idea of particularity or “thisness.” This is an important concept to Franciscans, as the uniqueness of each thing within creation can help us to open our eyes ...
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No Fear of Joy

We love the rigor of Lent. We’re not as familiar or comfortable with the joy of Easter.
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