Pope Francis will travel to the eastern periphery of Europe to honor a faith that withstood a Nazi invasion and five decades of communist dictatorship and now is striving to help people live in freedom as authentic disciples of Christ.
Employees of the diocese contributed donations and procured two tickets for the Sept. 9 season opener between the Packers and the Chicago Bears for David Marosek, who had been battling stage 4 rectal cancer since July 2016.
Twenty-fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time
First Reading: Is 50:5-9
Second Reading: Jas 2:14-18
Gospel: Mk 8:27-35
Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading: Is 35:4-7
Second Reading: Jas 2:1-5
Gospel: Mk 7:31-37
A question that Brother Javier Hansen has been pondering is how to motivate young people to make mature life choices in the faith.
Part of Jesus’ mission, as our liturgy puts it, was “to become sin for us”, to risk having his innocence mixed in with guilt and be perceived as sin so as to help carry darkness and sin for others.
The seal of confession is so important and sacred that a priest would be automatically excommunicated under canon law for directly revealing the contents of a confession.
“Care for water sources and water basins is an urgent imperative,” the pope said in a message Sept. 1, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, an observance begun by the Orthodox Church and now celebrated by many Christians.
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
First reading: Dt 4:1-2, 6-8
Second reading: Jas 1:17-18, 21-22, 27
Gospel: Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
First reading: Jos 24:1-2, 15-18
Second reading: Eph 5:21-32 or 5:2, 25-32
Gospel: Jn 6:60-69