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The Spiritual Roots of the Church's Crisis CRISIS MAGAZINE - January 19, 2017 ... look at the numbers, it appears that Catholics are rejecting or are simply unconcerned about receiving God's mercy. A report from CARA , Georgetown's Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, conducted almost a decade ago shows that "three-quarters of Catholics report that they never participate in the sacrament of Reconciliation or that they do so less than once a year." Frankly, this statistic alone demonstrates the heart of the spiritual crisis facing the Church. The Church has been ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/C4XFN3HKfIs/spiritual-roots-churchs-crisis
Zacchaeus and His 'Holy Curiosity' FATHER RAY'S 'OTHER' CORNER - October 30, 2016 (Thirty-first Sunday of the Year (C): This homily was given on October 30, 2016 at St. Pius X Church, Westerly, R.I., by Fr. Raymond Suriani. Read Luke 19: 1-10.) [For the audio version of this homily, click here: Thirty-first Sunday 2016 ] They say that "curiosity" killed the cat. Well, that may be true, but the fact is it saved Zacchaeus! That's clear from this gospel story we just heard from Luke 19. The text indicates that, on the day Jesus came to ...http://fatherrays.blogspot.com/2016/10/zacchaeus-and-his-holy-curiosity.html
Year of Faith Treasury: Prayer - Francis Fernandez BOOK REVIEWS AND MORE - October 17, 2016 ... prayer Vocal prayer Pray to be able to speak about God In fact between chapters 2 and 17 we have 159 quotes on prayer, points that can be used in writings, preparing talks and also for personal reflection and meditation. To be honest there are so many great quotes it made it almost impossible to pick a few to share, but to give you a few samples, I had to make some hard choices. 3740 Prayer is an elevation, an application of our mind and of our heart to God, ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BookReviewsAndMore/~3/Ax0WG9qZMk4/year-of-faith-treasury-prayer-francis.html