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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