A Catholic Approach to Gift-Giving

Posted by Katie Diltz on Dec 4, 2019 7:03:00 AM

Every year, I find myself struggling with Christmas gift shopping. I want to be generous, I like to give people gifts, but I don’t want to give in to the temptation of consumerism that plagues us during the holidays. 

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Topics: Laudato Si', holidays, gift giving, Christmas

Thanksgiving Greetings

Posted by Carolyn Pirtle on Nov 28, 2019 7:03:00 AM
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Topics: gratitude, holidays, Thanksgiving

Great Holiday Expectations

Posted by Timothy Pisacich on Nov 26, 2019 7:02:00 AM

Like the majority of Thanksgivings since I moved from the east coast to South Bend for grad school, I will be away from my family. In response to my absence, I will once again call home, be placed on speaker phone and passed around the table while I do my best to hear the person on the line. My initial plea, “No, not speaker phone,” is most often lost in the shuffle.

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Topics: healing, family, holidays, Thanksgiving

Easter and the life-giving vocation of us all

Posted by Kate Van de Loo on Apr 21, 2019 7:05:00 AM

 

In the sacrament of baptism, which we recall at Easter, each of us received both a new identity as a child of God and a vocation to live a life transformed by our encounter with the Lord. We received these gifts not only for our own benefit, but also for the benefit of others.

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Topics: Easter, conversion, Cross, saints, Scripture, vocation, holidays

World Down Syndrome Day: A reflection on two loves

Posted by Mary O’Callaghan on Mar 21, 2019 7:05:00 AM

 

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Topics: pro-life, human dignity, holidays

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