Monday Motivation: Weekly Resources

Posted by The Editors on Jul 27, 2020 7:09:00 AM

Looking for new ideas or resources to engage your faith or your ministry? Here are our weekly curated links, including offerings in each of the following categories: Prayer for the Home, Educational Opportunities, Resources (for ministers, educators, parents, etc.), and Flourishing and Fun.

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Topics: COVID-19 Resources

Celebrating Mary Magdalene, Apostle to the Apostles

Posted by Carolyn Pirtle on Jul 22, 2020 8:00:00 AM

In 2016, Pope Francis raised the rank of today’s celebration of Mary Magdalene from Memorial to Feast in the liturgical calendar. This means that not only will the special readings for the day be proclaimed, but the Gloria will be prayed, and, for the first time ever, a special Preface to the Eucharistic Prayer will be included in the celebration of the Mass.

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Topics: evangelization, Gospel, Mary Magdalene, liturgical year

Faith and Science: Imperfection, Evil, and Human Nature

Posted by Chris Baglow on Jul 22, 2020 7:10:00 AM

Editorial Note: This post is part of our #FaithAndScience series exploring the relationship between science and religion, and is excerpted from the author's textbook Faith, Science, & Reason: Theology on the Cutting Edge, 2nd edition (Midwest Theological Forum, 2019).

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Topics: faith and reason, science and religion, sin, virtue, good and evil

Monday Motivation: Weekly Resources

Posted by The Editors on Jul 20, 2020 10:49:40 AM

Looking for new ideas or resources to engage your faith or your ministry? Here are our weekly curated links, including offerings in each of the following categories: Prayer for the Home, Educational Opportunities, Resources (for ministers, educators, parents, etc.), and Flourishing and Fun. 

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Topics: family life, retreat, coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources, Monday Motivation Weekly Resources, educational resources, human flourishing

Becoming Christ's Mercy: Renewal in Eucharistic Ministry, Part 2

Posted by Megan Shepherd on Jul 14, 2020 10:40:53 AM

During the Year of Mercy, I sought to deepen my own practice of mercy through my service as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. That summer during Notre Dame Vision, I encountered a young man profoundly moved by his reception of the Eucharist. As I prayed with this encounter, I experienced a profound renewal of my call to serve as an Extraordinary Minister, and I committed to serving regularly at my parish’s Sunday Mass.

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Topics: Holy Communion, Pastoral Care for the Sick, Corporal Works of Mercy, Year of Mercy, ministry, liturgical ministry

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