Bond of sisterhood lasts into eternity, new video says

Posted on November 23, 2011 at 3:37 am in

A fear of not having all the answers is stopping a lot of young women from seeking a beautiful vocation as a religious sister, says an Franciscan sister from Illinois in a new video.
“That’s where the fear is,” explains Sr. Michael, of the Daughters of St. Francis of Assisi. “The person is hesitating to take…

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New website helps women discern religious vocations

Posted on December 30, 2010 at 3:44 am in

A new Facebook-like interactive website is being designed to help women discern their vocation to religious life. The website, designed by Kevin Banet, president of TreeFrogClick, Inc. will soon allow users to make their own profiles and communicate with one another, and with religious communities.
“This is the first social network we know of for religious…

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Stained-glass church windows brought home

Posted on December 2, 2010 at 8:37 pm in

How would you like a stained glass window from a beautiful church brought into your home? Now you can have small versions of stained glass windows of classical religious themes hanging in your windows at home. Make your home a place for God to dwell. Each window is about 7 1/2″ X 10 1/2″ and…

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A great priest, although he didn’t like computers

Posted on October 6, 2010 at 1:09 pm in

Fr. L. Dudley Day, Rest in Peace. Fr. Day passed away just a few days ago, and we are going to his funeral on Chicago’s South Side. Fr. Day was my boss at the Institute on Religious Life years ago. I was in charge of the computers. He was not fond of…

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Two Email Mistakes that Hinder Your Vocations Work

Posted on October 5, 2010 at 4:09 pm in

Ever hear the doorbell ring, and you answer it only to find no one is there? Getting email from someone whom you don’t recognize is something like that. Many religious communities are coming up short when it comes to email etiquette, in that they don’t properly identify themselves. I will address two problems.
1. The Mystery…

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Teaching the faith to our children

Posted on July 4, 2010 at 5:40 pm in

During a homily today the priest said that children are born into the world like unknowing pagans, and that Catholic families must teach their children the faith through various means. That makes sense according to my experience.
One day when I was teaching my son, then five, about the importance of praying to God and loving…

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A Catholic standing in the breach

Posted on April 30, 2010 at 9:59 pm in

When Cong. Dan Lipinski stepped up to the podium after receiving the “Simply Catholic” award today in Chicago, he sounded like a schoolboy who was caught a bit off-guard. He doesn’t have the oratory skills of Daniel Webster, but he is a man of integrity.
He got the award because he stood up to the tidal…

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Audio and video podcasts becoming popular

Posted on April 29, 2010 at 9:21 pm in

According to the Chicago Tribune last week, a 2009 study by Edison Research says that the number of Americans listening to podcasts, or in other words, audio downloads, has doubled since 2006.
That’s one reason why we started to offer free podcasts and videos of good homilies — check them out at GreatCatholicHomilies.com. Our podcasts can…

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TV media can produce “wave of grace”

Posted on April 19, 2010 at 10:35 pm in

A woman who had been an agnostic said she was converted through a “wave of grace” while watching the funeral of Pope John Paul II years ago on EWTN. That was the testimony of Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell, a teacher who has worked at the Vatican Press Office. Dr. Mitchell met the woman…

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