Read more about the article Faith Alive, No. 28, Part 2: Church reopenings during pandemic underscore the need for community
This meme accompanies Part 2 of Faith Alive! No. 28. (CNS illustration; photo by Gregory A. Shemitz) See FAITH-ALIVE 28 June 4, 2020.

Faith Alive, No. 28, Part 2: Church reopenings during pandemic underscore the need for community

This meme accompanies Part 2 of Faith Alive! No. 28. CNS illustration; photo by Gregory A. Shemitz. St. John XXIII Parish is 15 years old this summer. I have been…

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Read more about the article Faith Alive, No. 27, Part 1: The pandemic and the human family’s bonds
This meme accompanies Part 1 of Faith Alive! No. 27. (CNS illustration; photo by Tyler Orsburn) See FAITH-ALIVE 27 May 28, 2020.

Faith Alive, No. 27, Part 1: The pandemic and the human family’s bonds

This meme accompanies Part 1 of Faith Alive! No. 27. CNS illustration; photo by Tyler Orsburn As the COVID-19 pandemic made its way around the globe in 2020, people of…

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Read more about the article Faith Alive, No. 27, Part 2: Catholics are people who wait — and people who love
This meme accompanies Part 2 of Faith Alive! No. 27. (CNS illustration; photo by Brendan McDermid, Reuters) See FAITH-ALIVE 27 May 28, 2020.

Faith Alive, No. 27, Part 2: Catholics are people who wait — and people who love

This meme accompanies Part 2 of Faith Alive! No. 27. CNS illustration; photo by Brendan McDermid, Reuters. We are waiting. Waiting for what? We don’t really know. We used to…

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Read more about the article Faith Alive, No. 26, Part 1: Step by step: Psychology and the Spirit in COVID-19
This meme accompanies Part 1 of Faith Alive! No. 26. (CNS illustration; photo by Vincent West, Reuters) See FAITH-ALIVE 26 May 21, 2020.

Faith Alive, No. 26, Part 1: Step by step: Psychology and the Spirit in COVID-19

This meme accompanies Part 1 of Faith Alive! No. 26. CNS illustration; photo by Vincent West, Reuters. Among the most difficult challenges in navigating the pandemic have been uncertainty and…

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Read more about the article Faith Alive, No. 26, Part 2: Where to turn for help during COVID-19
This meme accompanies Part 2 of Faith Alive! No. 26. (CNS illustration; photo by Gabrielle Lurie, Reuters) See FAITH-ALIVE 26 May 21, 2020.

Faith Alive, No. 26, Part 2: Where to turn for help during COVID-19

This meme accompanies Part 2 of Faith Alive! No. 26. CNS illustration; photo by Gabrielle Lurie, Reuters When our current social isolation started and the public celebration of Mass was…

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Read more about the article Faith Alive, No. 24, Part 1: Delayed grief during a pandemic
This meme accompanies Part 1 of Faith Alive! No. 24. (CNS illustration; photo by Tyler Orsburn) See FAITH-ALIVE 24 May 7, 2020.

Faith Alive, No. 24, Part 1: Delayed grief during a pandemic

This meme accompanies Part 1 of Faith Alive! No. 24. CNS illustration; photo by Tyler Orsburn Three weeks after her husband died, I called the widow to see how she…

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Read more about the article Faith Alive, No. 24, Part 2: Loss and healing in the age of COVID-19
This meme accompanies Part 2 of Faith Alive! No. 24. (CNS illustration; photo by Paul Haring) See FAITH-ALIVE 24 May 7, 2020.

Faith Alive, No. 24, Part 2: Loss and healing in the age of COVID-19

This meme accompanies Part 2 of Faith Alive! No. 24. CNS illustration; photo by Paul Haring Some days, the losses we have sustained from the COVID-19 pandemic seem almost too…

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Read more about the article Faith Alive, No. 23, Part 1: Pentecost: Know forgiveness, know peace; no forgiveness, no peace
A scene from Pentecost is depicted in artwork at Our Lady of Divine Providence Church in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. The Acts of the Apostles tells us: "When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them" (2:1-3). (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) See FAITH-ALIVE 23 April 30, 2020.

Faith Alive, No. 23, Part 1: Pentecost: Know forgiveness, know peace; no forgiveness, no peace

A scene from Pentecost is depicted in artwork at Our Lady of Divine Providence Church in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. The Acts of the Apostles tells us: "When the…

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Read more about the article Faith Alive, No. 23, Part 2: Holy Spirit, bringer of hope
People in London walk among bluebells in the Epping Forest April 18, 2020. The Holy Spirit that, in Genesis, moved over the waters of chaos at the dawn of creation and brought about order and the awesome diversity of life on earth is the same Spirit that renews the face of the earth -- on a regular basis with the annual return of spring and after natural or humanmade disasters. (CNS photo/Toby Melville, Reuters) See FAITH-ALIVE 23 April 30, 2020.

Faith Alive, No. 23, Part 2: Holy Spirit, bringer of hope

People in London walk among bluebells in the Epping Forest April 18, 2020. The Holy Spirit that, in Genesis, moved over the waters of chaos at the dawn of creation…

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Read more about the article Faith Alive, No. 21, Part 1: Memories of St. John Paul II on his 100th birthday
This meme accompanies Part 1 of Faith Alive! No. 21. (CNS illustration; photo by L'Osservatore Romano) See FAITH-ALIVE 21 April 16, 2020.

Faith Alive, No. 21, Part 1: Memories of St. John Paul II on his 100th birthday

This meme accompanies Part 1 of Faith Alive! No. 21. CNS illustration; photo by L'Osservatore Romano Do I remember St. John Paul II? Yes, I remember him well. I write…

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