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Pie Day: Louisiana's Lenten Custom
Kathryn Begnaud

If it’s Holy Week in southern Louisiana, it’s time for Pie Day.

Pathways to God in Everyday Life
Catherine Looker, S.S.J.

People who had ordinary encounters with Jesus in the Gospels can aid our daily journey as disciples.

Changes in the Mass: Deepening Our Understanding
Greg Friedman, O.F.M.

Why is the Mass changing again? A Franciscan pastor explains.

Marcus Slavenas: A Lost Vet Finds the Church
Dan Petrella

Like a prodigal son, he fell away from God’s grace. The Church awaited him with open arms.

Christians in Lebanon: United in the Cross
Jennifer Scroggins

The need for Christian unity hits home on a trip to Lebanon.






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Joseph the Worker: Apparently in response to the “May Day” celebrations for workers sponsored by Communists, Pius XII instituted the feast of St. Joseph the Worker in 1955. But the relationship between Joseph and the cause of workers has a much longer history. 
<p>In a constantly necessary effort to keep Jesus from being removed from ordinary human life, the Church has from the beginning proudly emphasized that Jesus was a carpenter, obviously trained by Joseph in both the satisfactions and the drudgery of that vocation. Humanity is like God not only in thinking and loving, but also in creating. Whether we make a table or a cathedral, we are called to bear fruit with our hands and mind, ultimately for the building up of the Body of Christ.</p> American Catholic Blog It is much harder to criticize or to be angry with someone who wants to listen to you rather than lecture you or get angry in turn. Let people know that you are listening, that you know their pain, and that the message of respect for life also says that their lives are precious, no matter how strongly they disagree with you.

The Passion and the Cross Ronald Rolheiser

 
CATHOLIC GREETINGS
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Easter is an attitude of inner joy. We are an Easter people!

St. Catherine of Siena
This 14th-century scholar combined contemplation and action in service to God and the Church.

St. Gianna Beretta Molla
This 20th-century wife and mother courageously embraced the joys and sorrows of family life.

Administrative Professionals Day
Say thanks today to those whose work makes someone else’s job a little easier.

Easter Weekday
In his rising from the dead, Jesus has given us the power to rise above ourselves.


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