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Lectionary Catechesis: OT 4A, January 29, 2017

With today’s readings, we begin the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) It is the first of the five great proclamations of Jesus in Matthew’s gospel, and is the beginning of Discipleship 1.0. When Jesus [...]

Our Common Home

by Gabino Zavala, Justice and Peace Director For the third straight year we have broken the record for the highest temperature on record as reported by NASA and the National and Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.  Doesn’t [...]

Vietnam Mission Celebrates the New Year

The Vietnamese New Year (Tet) is the most important celebration in Vietnamese culture. It celebrates the arrival of spring based on the Vietnamese calendar. Tet Nguyen Dan means "Feast of the First Morning of [...]

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Father Bernard J. Diekhoff, C.PP.S. March 11, 1921 – January 7, 2017

Father Bernard (Ben) Diekhoff, C.PP.S. of the Kansas City Province of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood died on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at St. Charles Center in Carthagena, OH. He was 95 years old. [...]

Lectionary Catechesis: OT 3A, January 22, 2017

The gospel suggests two possible directions to go with these readings: the proclamation of the core of the gospel and the call of disciples. The second reading, however, reminds us that either way there is [...]

Saturday, January 14, 2017, Contemporary Spirituality Speaker Series: Doubts and Hard Questions Pave the Road to Faith

Bill Tammeus Saturday, January 14, 2017 ‒ Second Presbyterian Church 9 am – 11 am Bill Tammeus, an elder at Second Presbyterian Church, is past president of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. [...]

by Br. Daryl Charron, C.PP.S. I recently got another lesson in Vietnamese culture as it relates to charity, generosity and hospitality. The spirit of Advent inspired our candidates in formation to do some outreach [...]

Winter Solstice Celebration of Light

The following is a reflection by Companion Kathy Keary on the December 21st event at Precious Blood Center in Liberty. What a spectacular evening! We began with a reflection from Fr. Joe Nassal that redirected [...]

A Merry Little Christmas

Dear Friends, photo by Ruth Mather The Christmas story is about small things—a little town of Bethlehem, a humble young virgin, a confused carpenter, shepherds who smell like their sheep. And the smallest, [...]