Posts tagged "United States Conference of Catholic Bishops"

Six Things Everyone Should Know About HHS Mandate

What has happened to our country that was founded on religious freedom?  Why is the Catholic Church under attack?  Is it because we actually have a conscience? Our Church has built schools and hospitals that are vital to the communities they serve.  They are our faith in action. If we don’t stand up for our... Read more »

How Much Time Do You Spend Building Your House?

Jesus said to his disciples: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the Kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. “Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on... Read more »

Religion Versus Retail: How Are You Preparing for Advent?

“You will be hated by all because of my name, but not a hair on your head will be destroyed. By your perseverance you will secure your lives.” Today’s Gospel contains some very powerful words, but I don’t think I know a Christian or Catholic who hasn’t experienced some kind of hatred for their beliefs.  I... Read more »

Can I Twitter and Learn New Mass Parts at the Same Time?

One of my colleagues here at ChicagoNow wrote about being an old person learning how to use “Twitter.”  My kids are probably close to her age. I’ve had a Twitter account since I first joined ChicagoNow, but never used it.  After going back and forth about it, I finally took the plunge.  Of course I have... Read more »

Conspiring to Change the World, One Advent at a Time

I love to shop.  I love to shop for other people and for myself.  I love to be in the store and I love to be online shopping.  Online shopping has been winning in the last few years.  It saves on gas, first and foremost, and sometimes shopping online gives me the opportunity to compare... Read more »

Well Done, My Good and Faithful Servant

Today’s Gospel talks about the talents and gifts of the servants who served their master. But sometimes our talents and gifts aren’t recognized.  Or we have a hard time using them because  no one seems to be interested.  After a while, we may begin to wonder if anyone is interested in our time, talent and treasure.... Read more »