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By Sally Perkins

Where The Oldest Images Of Our Lord Can Be Found

April 17, 2018

By Sally Perkins

How Spiritual Retreats Benefit Teens

For millennia, Christians have been going on retreats in order to connect with their spiritual self and with God. Since the pilgrimage of saints in the early years of Christendom, spiritual retreats have given individuals the chance to seek the company of God. Organizing regular retreats is not only good for the souls of the faithful but also for the good of the church. 

October 10, 2017

Do you remember how often Pope Francis called us to serve those in need and to work for justice and peace during his recent visit to the United States? He told us: “None of us can think we are exempt from concern for the poor and for social justice.”  He showed us this with his example, too, by visiting the homeless and poor while here.  He invited us to reach out to the marginalized and the vulnerable, to have a faith that is public and social.  In fact, the Church’s teaching on social justice, that is, Catholic social teaching is central to our faith and a key to our Catholic identity.

October 22, 2015

Some have called Pope Francis the “Pope of Mercy,” and, indeed, mercy seems to be a constant theme for him.  Pope Francis again demonstrated his focus on mercy with the unexpected announcement that the Church will celebrate an extraordinary jubilee Holy Year of Mercy.  The Year of Mercy begins this December 8, the day on which Catholics celebrate the Immaculate Conception, and it closes November 20, 2016, the feast of Christ the King.  In response to this Year of Mercy, the Church is planning many events all over the world that will hopefully helping us discover over and over God’s mercy i

July 17, 2015
Laudato Si and Me: Engaging Pope Francis’ Call to Ecological Conversion and Our Vocation to Protect Creation

It is not without reason that on November 29, 1979, Pope John Paul II proclaimed St. Francis of Assisi[1] the patron saint of ecology.[2] But it was not because St. Francis’ statue looks nice in flower gardens and bird baths!  Rather, it was because St.

June 22, 2015
You may have heard the story about a little fish who swims up to the older and wiser fish and asks, “Where is the ocean?” The wise old fish says, "You are swimming in the ocean right now; it is part of you." the little fish responded, “No this is only the water. I want the ocean.” She shakes her head in frustration and swims away, saying, "Maybe someday I will find the ocean."
January 26, 2015

I loved my own experience of Catholics on Call so much in 2012 that they haven’t been able to keep me away from the Partner Conference for the following three years as a way to still be in near proximity to such beautiful liturgies, vibrant speakers, and important conversations. This third year did not disappoint. In fact, it was an excellent culmination to what could potentially be my final year attending the partner conference as I’m finishing up my degree at CTU that keeps me in such close proximity to it.

October 16, 2014

I first became acquainted with Catholics on Call as a campus minister at UTEP in El Paso.  We partnered with religious communities in El Paso to help give scholarships to two or more campus leaders each year so they could participate in the annual Young Adult Conference in Chicago.  Our students always came back more enthusiastic about their faith and the persons they met.  So I was delighted to take part in this year’s Partners’ Conference as a representative of our Franciscan province which is a supporting partner of Catholics on Call

September 26, 2014

Every morning my alarm clock wakes me at 5:45am, and like most college students I pound the snooze button several times before I finally roll out of bed. However, unlike most college students, the first thing I do is toss on a sweatshirt and stumble into the chapel for Morning Prayer. In a tiny, carpeted room I am joined by other pajama-clad women, seated in a semi-circle around the tiny altar and tabernacle. It’s my turn to read.

April 30, 2014

It is our tradition to send out weekly emails during the season of Lent that help us reflect on different aspects of our faith.

March 25, 2014
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