Starvation in South Sudan: 2 Ways We Can Feed Souls Today

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This morning, I was minding my own business just enjoying a cup of coffee while perusing Facebook. I’d already prayed today’s gospel and determined that I’d like to be one of the “righteous ones” who “shine like the sun”. I had my to do list ready and my plans for the day set. And then [Read More...]

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Wouldn’t You Want to Touch Christ? #NepalEarthquake Gives Us the Opportunity

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I’ve had quite a wild ride the last few weeks. Among my many and varied activities, I spend a few hours at the fabulous Rubin Museum in Manhattan, admiring both art and native dance performances from Nepal. The chance to view cultural and religious treasures from this far-off corner of the world reminded me of [Read More...]

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Drought and the Church’s Teachings on Water

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We all know that clean drinking water is a basic necessity of life. But worldwide, over a billion people lack access to it. I share my thoughts in this video blog on the connection between the drought and our faith. [Read more...]

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Let’s Skip the Pizza Tonight and Provide Emergency Shelter in Nepal

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal and India on April 25, 2015. CRS, Caritas and its local partners are responding with much needed relief in the affected areas. Photo by Jake Lyell for Catholic Relief Services, used with permission

For the last week, we’ve been watching heartbreaking images coming out of Nepal. Immediately after the quake hit, I thought of my friends at CRS, certain that they were already mobilizing immediate relief into the area. I was right, and on their Newswire website they have been giving frequent updates like this one, posted yesterday: [Read More...]

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Prayers for #NepalEarthquake

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As news comes out this morning about the 7.9 earthquake in Nepal today, I ask you to join me in praying for the families impacted by this tragedy and for the aid workers who are rushing to provide relief. Catholic Relief Services has provided this prayer: Loving God, We pray for all those affected by [Read More...]

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Ron Hansen Answers “What Is Lent?”

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Catholic Relief Services and the CRS Rice Bowl program have created a compelling Lenten video series that asks “What is Lent?”. For eight days, I am sharing each of the videos here at the blog. I hope you’ll join me in this brief retreat. I believe you’ll find, as I have, that these videos lead [Read More...]

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Archbishop Paul Coakley Answers “What is Lent?”

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Catholic Relief Services and the CRS Rice Bowl program have created a compelling Lenten video series that asks “What is Lent?”. For eight days, I am sharing each of the videos here at the blog. I hope you’ll join me in this brief retreat. I believe you’ll find, as I have, that these videos lead [Read More...]

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Eavesdrop on Four Catholic Bloggers Getting “Real” about the Challenges and Blessings of Lent

In case you missed it, I wanted to share this very fun video of the recent “Hangout” hosted by Catholic Relief Services and CRS Rice Bowl. The event featured some of my favorite online friends: Lisa Schmidt, Jared Dees, Sarah Reinhard and me. Our conversation related to how Lent is celebrated in each of our [Read More...]

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Kerry Weber Answers “What Is Lent?”

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Catholic Relief Services and the CRS Rice Bowl program have created a compelling Lenten video series that asks “What is Lent?”. For eight days, I am sharing each of the videos here at the blog. I hope you’ll join me in this brief retreat. I believe you’ll find, as I have, that these videos lead [Read More...]

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Archbishop José Gomez Answers “What is Lent?”

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Catholic Relief Services and the CRS Rice Bowl program have created a compelling Lenten video series that asks “What is Lent?”. For eight days, I am sharing each of the videos here at the blog. I hope you’ll join me in this brief retreat. I believe you’ll find, as I have, that these videos lead [Read More...]

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