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  • May: The Month of Mary

    USCCB Catechetical CORNER
    May 04, 2015

    "As the Mother of God, the Virgin Mary has a unique position among the saints, indeed, among all creatures. She is exalted, yet still one of us. Read more...

  • Science, Religion, and the Magi

    Kristina M. DeNeve
    January 03, 2015

    Several TV shows (from Bones to The Big Bang Theory) have been depicting the supposed divide between faith and science.  The nice but relatively naïve people, this reasoning goes, have faith while truly intelligent, rational folks know that science is the better way to go.  Beyond this, society often tells us that we must choose – either science or faith.This is a false dichotomy, at least if you are a Catholic Christian.&...

  • On Having a "Perfect Family"

    Kristina M. DeNeve
    December 27, 2014

    I once heard a celebrant speak about the Holy Family as being “one part divine and two and a half parts human in nature.”  Mistaken though he was, he was making a sincere attempt to debunk our idealization of the Holy Family, to place them above and beyond normal, real families, “real” families like yours and mine. I walked out of Mass grumbling about the terrible homily, driving home to my own family thinking I wa...

  • Incarnus

    Kristina M. DeNeve
    December 24, 2014

    “Incarnus” means in the flesh.  You and I are incarnus, every day until the day we die.  But, we human beings are not the only ones in the flesh.  Our maker, the one God above and beyond the universe, our Creator loves us so much that God also became incarnus, took on flesh.  Creator became creature.  Incarnus.Our Christmas present isn’t just that Jesus was fully God and fully human.  Our Christm...

  • Waiting, Always Waiting

    Kristina M. DeNeve
    December 21, 2014

    Spiritual writer Henri Nouwen suggested we spend 98% of our lives waiting for something else to happen. We are rarely perfectly content, present to the moment, wanting nothing more than what we are currently experiencing. Indeed, even during the times we are completely present, it does not take long before we dread the moment coming to an end, inadvertently moving out out of enjoying the moment itself.Ultimately, we are all like Mary, pregnant...

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