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What if the Resurrection of Jesus, “Easter”, had not taken place?

Posted by Joshua Milani

What would it mean if Jesus had not resurrected? The story of Jesus would have ended with Good Friday and his body would have decayed. He would have remained an interesting figure for many, but the uniqueness of his person would have been obscured… “But that would mean that ... Read More »

Draw Near to Jesus Christ this Lent

Posted by Fr. Anthony Craig

We advance through the joyful season of Lent, which is a time of retreat for Catholics. That means a retreat from the sins or distractions that keep us from drawing nearer to the One we love. Jesus grants three of his apostles in this Sunday’s Mass a vision of ... Read More »

Beginning of Lent

Posted by Fr. Anthony Craig

“We are at the beginning of Lent: a time of penance, purification and conversion. It is not an easy program, but then Christianity is not an easy way of life. It is not enough just to be in the Church, letting the years roll by. In our life, in ... Read More »

Prepare for Lent, A Joyful Season!

Posted by Fr. Anthony Craig

This Wednesday is already Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent! We must anticipate the beginning with thoughts of what to give up or what to begin to do to become holier/saintly. Often we begin these thoughts, thinking, “what are my plans for Lent. However, this Lent, let’s ask, “Lord, ... Read More »

Do We Really Know What’s Best for Us? -By Msgr. Charles Pope

Posted by Fr. Anthony Craig

  "All of us struggle with the great mystery of God’s providence and will. Sometimes it is our own struggle and sometimes we must commiserate with others who are in distress. One friend is losing her young daughter to cancer, another is struggling to find work, still another has ... Read More »

How Can God Heal My Wounds?

Posted by Fr. Anthony Craig

Sometimes we feel powerless to do what we want to do? Sometimes it’s deeper or sometimes it’s physical limitation where we feel powerless. Maybe there’s an habitual sin where we feel so weak and powerless. We think, “if only God will take this thing (insert obstacle) away, then I’ll ... Read More »

Three Encouragements for your Marriage

Posted by Fr. Anthony Craig

It is always fascinating to speak with people who have been married 50 years or more. I always ask them how they would encourage younger couples to stick to each other in good times and in bad. After asking many couples, these three points found below emerge as some nice ... Read More »

The Use of the Parish Bulletin...

Posted by Fr. Anthony Craig

Every week there is a parish bulletin article put out by the pastor in many parishes. I’m going to revamp the way (and appearance of) the articles are utilized. The bulletin will not be only for committed Catholic Christians, but also for communicating the Gospel of Jesus Christ to ... Read More »

The Dignity and Sanctity of all Human Life

Posted by Fr. Anthony Craig

In Washington, D.C. this Sunday is the 42nd annual March for Life. It is a pro-life event held every year after 1973, when the Supreme Court mandated legal abortion nationwide in Roe v. Wade.

Pro-lifers(mostly youth!) travel from all over the country to witness to the sanctity of human ... Read More »

The Lord is Near, Welcome Him in our Hospitality

Posted by Joshua Milani

As I sit writing this bulletin, the snow is falling upon our northern Minnesota landscape.  It leaves a surface upon which we impress ourselves and make our mark where we have walked.  For the Catholic, the good impression we make upon the world will be made with the help ... Read More »