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Last Call: Grace and Sobriety
Paul M. Smith

I spent years in a drunken haze. Then God found me.

Will There Be Any Christians in the Holy Land?
John Feister

From Jerusalem to Galilee, Christians are leaving Israel. We went there to find out why.

Constancy, Change and Discipleship
Mary Ann Spina

Matthew’s Gospel shows how disciples in a topsy-turvy world can maintain their core beliefs.





Constancy, Change and Discipleship
Matthew’s Gospel shows how disciples in a topsy-turvy world can maintain their core beliefs. By Mary Ann Spina

Resolve This Year to Make More Time for God
Every new year provides us with opportunities to get closer to God. By Susan K. Rowland

A Journey Through Monastic Prayer
For over 20 years, a Presbyterian pastor has found peace and renewal while praying with Benedictine and Trappist monks around the United States. By the Rev. David Robinson

Fiction: Four Pages
Her mother had said it best. By Marcy Kennedy


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Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus: The actions of these two influential Jewish leaders give insight into the charismatic power of Jesus and his teachings—and the risks that could be involved in following him.
<p><b>Joseph</b> was a respected, wealthy civic leader who had become a disciple of Jesus. Following the death of Jesus, Joseph obtained Jesus' body from Pilate, wrapped it in fine linen and buried it. For these reasons Joseph is considered the patron saint of funeral directors and pallbearers. More important is the courage Joseph showed in asking Pilate for Jesus' body. Jesus was a condemned criminal who had been publicly executed. According to some legends, Joseph was punished and imprisoned for such a bold act.
</p><p><b>Nicodemus</b> was a Pharisee and, like Joseph, an important first-century Jew. We know from John's Gospel that Nicodemus went to Jesus at night—secretly—to better understand his teachings about the kingdom. Later, Nicodemus spoke up for Jesus at the time of his arrest and assisted in Jesus' burial. We know little else about Nicodemus.
</p><p></p> American Catholic Blog Once we have heard God’s voice, we must rise from our slumber; we must get up and act. Faith does not remove us from the world, but draws us more deeply into it. This is very important! We have to be deeply engaged with the world, but with the power of prayer. Each of us, in fact, has a special role in preparing for the coming of God’s kingdom in our world.

The Gospel of John the Gospel of Relationship

 
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St. Monica
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