Catholic Voices - Catholic schools, don’t abandon Jesus

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¿Pretendía Jesús iniciar una iglesia?

P: ¿Dónde surge el concepto de una “iglesia” entre Jesús y los apóstoles? No recuerdo escuchar acerca de “Iglesias” en la historia judía y me pregunto si Jesús pretendía iniciar una nueva iglesia o si su primera intención era reformar la fe judía.

Did Jesus intend to start a church?

Q: Where does the concept of a “church” arise among Jesus and the apostles? I don’t remember hearing about “churches” in Jewish history and I’m wondering if Jesus intended to start a new church or if his primary intention was to reform the Jewish faith.

The double message of Christmas

I’ve never been happy with some of my activist friends who send out Christmas cards with messages like: May the Peace of Christ Disturb You! Can’t we have one day a year to be happy and celebrate without having our already unhappy selves shaken with more guilt? Isn’t Christmas a time when we can enjoy being children again? Moreover, as Karl Rahner once said, isn’t Christmas a time when God gives us permission to be happy? So why not?

God works discreetly

God, it seems, favors the powerless, the unnoticed, children, babies, outsiders, and refugees with no resources or place to go.

Catholic Voices - The perfect Christmas

Finally. The perfect Christmas. That was the plan anyway. Our daughters, Kathy and Beth, would each fly home, we’d go to Christmas Eve Mass, open presents the next morning, dine while sharing memories and laughter — all perfect.

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