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Family Matters #19: How to teach your child about responsibility

April 14, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Children begin to learn about responsibility at an incredibly young age. Little things like brushing their teeth or picking up their toys lead to greater and more important lessons in learning responsibility.

Fr Ron Will talks with Bernie and Jeanie Verssue

Journey to Emmaus in Contemporary Scenes — Week 2

April 13, 2021

This week , Fr Ron Will talks with Bernie and Jeanie Verssue, who for years have worked in soup kitchens, homeless shelters and food pantries. They reflect on how their service to people in need has opened their hearts and eyes to Jesus in their midst, sometimes in surprising and unexpected ways.

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Spiritual Treasures Along the Contemplative Path

April 12, 2021

By Kathy Keary
Imagine a lush garden: blooms of every color, each blossom breath-taking, but the melding of stunning colors creates the ambience of paradise. So too the multiplicity of faith traditions: each experiences the divine in unique and meaningful ways, but collectively they form a brilliant tapestry that speaks of the many ways people have sought and found God.

Turkish Meatballs for Iftar Dinner

Turkish Meatballs for Iftar Dinner

April 10, 2021

By Lucia Ferrara
Today’s recipe, Kadinbudu Kofte or Turkish Meatballs, is a dish that Turkish Muslim families have at their Iftars, the evening feasts that end the daily fasts during the holy month of Ramadan. Make the dish and join us April 20 for a virtual Iftar dinner!

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A Look at Suffering from a Buddhist and Christian Perspective

April 7, 2021

By Kathy Keary
Part 14. Christian mystics tell us that the human heart, designed to seek intimacy with the Divine, is restless until it finds that union. Buddhists describe this restlessness as dukkha, or suffering. The two traditions have much to teach each other about suffering.

Easter Emmaus Journey Week 1

Journey to Emmaus in Contemporary Scenes — Week 1

April 6, 2021

Week 1. Fr. Ron Will. CPPS, and Fr. Joseph Uecker, CPPS, discuss recent experiences they have had — Emmaus experiences — of being surprised by Jesus. They talk about seeing the Kingdom of God unfolding in their midst, in oftentimes surprising and unexpected ways.

Easter Sunday, the Resurrection of the Lord

Easter Sunday, the Resurrection of the Lord

April 4, 2021

Today’s scriptures tell us how three days changed the world. How have they changed you?

Taize for April: Savior, Servant and Community

April 1, 2021

If you are joining us April 1, it is the beginning of three days of prayer called the Sacred Triduum. We celebrate the most momentous events in salvation history. As one Church, we rejoice in Christ’s resurrection with uplifted and responsive minds.

Good Friday Community Worship Service By Liberty-Area Ministerial Alliance

Good Friday Community Worship Service

March 30, 2021

By Liberty-Area Ministerial Alliance
Believing that Christ’s sacrifice on the cross joins us with God and with all humanity, we join together with the Liberty Christian community in an online worship service led by local ministers.

Equanimity in the Buddhist and Christian Traditions

Equanimity in the Buddhist and Christian Traditions

March 29, 2021

By Kathy Keary
Part 13. What Christians call “resting in God’s grace,” Buddhists describe as upekkha or equanimity, meaning “a mind in balance, free of discrimination and rooted in insight.” Both traditions have practices to balance our lives.

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