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The Discerning Voter: Striving for a Less Imperfect World

October 27, 2020

For the final episode of our video series, “The Discerning Voter: Gospel Values for This Election Season,” all seven of our participants got together to discussion lessons learned over the course of the series, the aim of which was to help us prepare to go to the voting booth this November.

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Pray without Ceasing — Really???

October 26, 2020

By Kathy Keary
Writing to the Thessalonians, St. Paul challenges us to “pray without ceasing." Certainly, that does not mean that we are to be on our knees with hands folded and head bowed 24/7. So what does it mean?

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Family Matters #10: Finding Balance During Covid

October 21, 2020

By Lucia Ferrara
Working from home while your entire family is also working or studying from home can be can be stressful, but unavoidable at this time. Finding a work-family balance and effectively managing your time has never been so important.

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The Discerning Voter: Obligated by Faith

In the latest episode of our video series on voting, Fr. Ron Will, CPPS, and Dennis Keller read Matthew 22:15-21 and explore the question: Are we Americans first or Christians first?

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Stilling Your Soul in Troubled Times — Part 3

October 19, 2020

Experiencing difficulties coping these days? Drawing on the Paschal Mystery tradition can help us to own these emotions, and trust in the promise that "this too will pass." And personal growth will have likely occurred.

Reuben Sandwiches

Cooking & Spirituality: Reuben Sandwiches

October 14, 2020

By Lucia Ferrara
Today we make Rueben sandwiches, with tangy sour kraut, salty corned beef perfectly pulled together by the toasted deli swirl pumpernickel and rye bread. We also talk about the dangers of "spiritual snacking."

Matthew 22:1-14 the Parable of the Wedding Feast

The Discerning Voter: Challenged to be inclusive

October 13, 2020

When Jesus issues an invitation, we are challenged to respond and we are challenged by God’s all-encompassing inclusivity. These are the major themes Fr. Ron Will, CPPS, and Fr. Joe Uecker , CPPS, discover in Matthew 22:1-14, the sixth episode of our video series.

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Stilling Your Soul in Troubled Times — Part 2

October 12, 2020

By Kathy Keary
Part 2 of a 3-part series with ideas to ease stress, anxiety and depression in troubled times. Each of us also brought our own situations into mess that is 2020. Pre-existing dilemmas may be amplified by the challenges of today.

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Family Matters #9: Positive Values, Responsibility

October 7, 2020

By Lucia Ferrara
When my kids were the ages of 8, 5 and 2, I taught them that if they played with building blocks, they needed to put the blocks back in the toy chest when they are done. I was trying to teach them responsibility, something we that we need to start at an early age.

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The Discerning Voter: Leaders are caretakers

October 6, 2020

Fr. Ron Will, CPPS, and Tim Deveney, the director of the Precious Blood Volunteer program and a member of the Kansas City Province’s peace and justice committee, discuss Matthew 21:33-43, The Parable of the Tenants.

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