St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Where is Jesus in the Midst of the Church’s Sex-Abuse Crisis

Father Thomas Berg is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York, a former Legionary of Christ and professor of moral theology, vice rector and director of admissions at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, New York. He is author of Hurting in the Church: A Way Forward for Wounded Catholics. He spoke recently with CNA’s Courtney Grogan about the challenges Catholics face amid the Church’s sexual abuse and misconduct scandals. The interview is below, edited for clarity and length. …

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/where-is-jesus-in-the-midst-of-the-churchs-sex-abuse-crisis


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Be Bold, Be Catholic 7

Giving witness to others is noticed in the limelight, but it starts in the recesses of your heart and integrity of life. If we do not love Jesus, it makes it hard to witness to him and ends up being a self-glorification, even when not intended to be that way. If it is not exercised when others are not looking, then all the efforts come to no fruit. This does not mean we must have perfection of life. It means that we really have to rely on God’s grace. Continue reading


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How Does the Pope Handle Stress?

How Does the Pope Handle Stress?