In our Catholic culture, we sometimes seem to embrace a losing mentality. There are probably many reasons we do this. One comes from the incredible… Read More »Forming an Easter Parish: Two Practices to Help us Live in Christ’s Victory
“When people with shared charisms come together, they no longer see age, color, gender or other differences,” said Dave Baranowski, Director of Parish Stewardship and… Read More »Stewardship in the Archdiocese of St. Louis: Bridging Generations
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Around this time of year, we begin to be bombarded by commercials for weight loss programs, and it’s for good reason. As the new year… Read More »Soulful Beginnings: 10 Often Overlooked Catholic Spiritual Resolutions
“70 percent of parishioners say they are growing in their faith.” This encouraging data report was part of a conversation with a parish leader who… Read More »Reflecting on Discipleship: Am I Growing?
“Be present at Mass.” This simple-sounding concept is far more challenging than it seems. “Present” means a conscious awareness and active mental and physical participation… Read More »Watch! Be Ready! The Impact of the Responsorial Psalm
“Poof!” he said. “Your sins are all gone now.” I sat in stunned silence. The “poof” came with a magician’s hand gesture, which made it… Read More »Confession Comeback: Strategies for Reigniting Interest in the Sacrament
The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches, “When the Church celebrates the liturgy of Advent each year, she makes present this ancient expectancy of the… Read More »The Big Three for Advent: Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving
Preserving the Holiness of Spaces, Nurturing Souls Amidst the Bricks and Beams Introduction: Where Divinity Meets Infrastructure Within the soaring arches and quiet corners of… Read More »The Odyssey of Efficient Facilities Management for Churches