Tag Archives: Doctrine & Practice

A home should tell a story

I just returned from a four day prayer retreat at Mt. Angel Abbey in the Willamette valley in Oregon. I often purchase various icons from my travels that memorialize those sacred moments in my life.

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Catholics try their hand at old-fashioned evangelism

On a recent rainy Saturday, about 125 Catholics packed a basement conference room, many of them older, most of them lay people. Many were representing their parishes.
They gathered here to learn how to spread the faith, a concept that is both fundamental to Christianity and nearly foreign to modern Roman Catholics.

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A ministry of members: Why Mormons spend so much time at church

In my last article, I explained why members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are called Mormons. Today, I thought I would answer a question my friends and acquaintances sometimes have when I mention a church commitment. They look at me with wonder as if to say, “Why are you always doing something at church?”

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What would Jesus do with an extra $52 billion?

LOS ANGELES (RNS) Many of today’s evangelical Christians seem to be taking to heart the words traditionally attributed to St. Francis of Assisi: “Preach the gospel at all times. When necessary, use words.”
Or at least they were at the recent Q Conference here, a gathering of more than a few of the most influential and innovative mover-shakers of the evangelical world.

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A Catholic commentary on the writing of the Torah – Part II

The Hebrew Bible tells the story of Israel and her relationship with God. The story unfolds from the beginning of creation, illustrating the eternal divine plan of election and formation. The first five books, the Torah, were traditionally believed to have been written by Moses and pre-date the prophets and writings.

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