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Lectionary Catechesis: OT 24C, September 11, 2016

Read and heard many times, the Prodigal Son parable is an inexhaustible treasure of reflection and praxis of mercy, reconciliation, and compassion without equal. All the other reading reflect on, point toward, and contribute rich [...]

Community, faithful come to celebrate labyrinth blessing

Despite the heat of late afternoon, more than 50 people gathered Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Precious Blood Renewal Center off of Flintlock Road to be among those blessing the new Reconciliation Labyrinth. Provincial Director [...]

Lectionary Catechesis: OT 23C, September 4, 2016

Discipleship costs, and its costs should be carefully considered so that one’s commitment is guided by wisdom. The cost is renunciation of the things of earth. A materialistic consumer culture is unsustainable. Of course there [...]

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Will You Pray With Pope Francis?

by Gabino Zavala, Director of Peace & Justice Ministry Last year Pope Francis designated September 1 as World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. In his letter on the Feast of the Transfiguration [...]

Lectionary Catechesis: OT 22C, August 28, 2016

Prophets confront the status quo, the business-as-usual attitude, current power structures, and Jesus is in the prophetic lineage. His parables, which reflect his own life, urge a kind of humility as opposed to a religious [...]

Companion Conveners & Sponsors Meet in Kansas City

The Conveners and Sponsors for the Companion Groups in the Kansas City Province gathered at the Precious Blood Renewal Center in Liberty for training on August 6, 2016. The group shared many ideas about facilitation, [...]

Reconciliation Labyrinth: The Movement of Mercy

Dear Friends, When Pope Francis visited Assisi last week, he offered a reflection on the power of forgiveness. “In this year of mercy, it becomes ever clearer the path of forgiveness can truly renew the [...]

Lectionary Catechesis: OT 20C, August 14, 2016

The fire of the Holy Spirit in its confronatiation and somewhat eschatological components is difficult to grasp In our own ecclesial culture and in our modern media culture. The Church in the United States is [...]

Lectionary Catechesis: OT 21C, August 21, 2016

Discipleship is the theme of these readings, yet clearly cast from a prophetic standpoint. The disciple must be faithful through strength and perseverance to enter the kingdom of God. The scope and breath of the [...]