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Our Spiritual Mother

By Fr. Michael Gaitley, M.I.C.

Mothers are experts at comforting their children. When I was a child and would scrape my knee while playing, it was mom who cleaned it, kissed it, and made it feel better. Or when I used to have to take medicine that didn’t taste so great, it was mom who would throw it in a milkshake s...

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The Hand that Rocks the Cradle

By Sr. Joseph Andrew Bogdanowicz, OP

One of the simplest yet most profound challenges Christ issued to His Church was spoken in these words: “unless you become as little children, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven (Mt. 18:3).” If He was serious about this -- and when do we not take the Gospels seriously? -- we might po...

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The Hope We Have In the Resurrection

By Christine Warner

Let us never forget the hope we have in the Resurrection. In the midst of unprecedented times and worldwide pandemic, we are faced with challenges and changes that cause fear, anxiety, and grief. These reactions are warranted and natural, but we should not lose sight of the hope we have...

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SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

By Cathi Douglas

ST. KILIAN’S PASTOR INSPIRES CATHOLICS WITH MESSAGES OF HOPE, SUPPORT, AND LOVE Originally posted in Orange County Catholic Isolating at home amidst the COVID-19 pandemic – coping with uncertainty, financial instability, job loss and being separated from our church and famili...

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Laetare Sunday: Finding Joy in Suffering

By Fr. Scott Borgman

Dear Friends, on this Sunday dedicated to Joy, our unique Catholic experience with Redemptive Suffering reminds us that our experience with the Cross reminds us that our Redemption is near. Traditionally the fourth Sunday of Lent is called Laetare Sunday from the opening antiphon...

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The Call To Be A Saint

By Francis X. Maier

Georges Bernanos, author of the novel, Diary of a Country Priest, was one of the truly great Catholic writers of the last century: brash, simple, and moving.  He ignored the theologically puffed up,  loved the everyday believer, and that’s for whom he wrote.  But he did it with...

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