Living Catholicism

Each month, you’ll find this column in Today’s Catholic newspaper.  You’ll also find each month’s contribution here after publication, to share with your friends.  Enjoy!

A Bavarian Village Identifies with Christ’s Passion

ARTICLE – It all began at a church festival in 1632 when a man named Kaspar Schisler brought the plague into the village. Faced with the great distress of protecting their village, the leaders of the community came together and pledged to hold a passion play once every ten years. Two years later, in 1634, not a single person perished, even though a great number of them still showed signs of the plague…

Making Choices with Joy and Freedom

ARTICLE – The basic aim of discernment is living with freedom from discouragement and deception – two obstacles that we all encounter. In this week’s Pilgrim Log, our Media Coordinator, Angela Sealana shares useful methods to understand discernment, which helps us to receive what Jesus wants to give us!

A Medal from Heaven

ARTICLE – Why would someone wear a Medal every day?  There are many reasons; primarily for love of Mary, Mother of God and belief in her maternal intercession.

Joy Doesn’t Sell

ARTICLE – Jesus is the ultimate paradox, who baffles our limited minds and invites us to accept what we cannot fully comprehend: He is God become man. He is the master who invites us to be his friend. He is the crucified man who lives. Jesus’ sorrowful heart rejoices.

What Must I Do To Be Saved?

ARTICE – In Matthew 19:20-22, a rich, young man asks Jesus, “Teacher, what must I do to gain eternal life?” Deacon Tom offers some great insight into the answer Jesus provided the rich, young man. He also shares some suggestions to help us stay close to Jesus, as we journey through life.