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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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The Discerning Voter: Obligated by Faith

October 21, 2020

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?

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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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.

Taize Oct. 1: Celebrating God’s Creation

October 1, 2020

As we gather for this Taize prayer in early October, we also celebrate the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, who is known for his love of the environment and all creation.

pata e fagioli soup

Pasta e Fagioli Soup

By Lucia Ferrara
Pasta e Fagioli Soup (pasta and bean soup) is a very hearty soup. Served on a nice cool falling evening, you just about can’t beat it. This recipe feeds four to eight people, and I guarantee, they will be coming back for seconds.

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The Discerning Voter: Be Open to a Change of Heart

September 29, 2020

Reflecting Matthew 21:28-32, Fr. Ron Will, CPPS, and Lynda Quistorff, a Precious Blood Companion and former member of the Kansas City Province’s peace and justice committee, are challenged to be open to a change of heart.

The Discerning Voter: Dignity for all who labor

September 22, 2020

Fr. Ron Will, CPPS, and Precious Blood Companion Pam Demasi discuss the Matthew 20:1-16a, in which a landowner hires laborers to work in his vineyard. They look for what the Scripture says about Jesus’ core values and then discussing how these values prepare us to vote this year.

Cooking & Spirituality: Bruschetta

September 17, 2020

By Lucia Ferrara
Bruschetta is a super easy, super delicious dish with only a few ingredients. If you’ve never cooked with sun-dried tomatoes before, this recipe introduces them to you. We also reflect on Matthew 25:35-36 and Isaiah 55:1.


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