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Overnight Pentecost vigil energized by the Spirit

Overnight Pentecost vigil energized by the Spirit

There have been many powerful moments in the history of St. Paul Cathedral, but the outpouring of the Spirit at the Festival of Praise and All-Night Pentecost Vigil, held May 19-20, will long be...

Catholic Charities celebrates service

Catholic Charities celebrates service

Janet was living in a tent and didn’t want to wake up in the morning. Now she has a job and warm place to live. Breon was fighting an addiction and was homeless. Now he has found God...


Bishop David Zubik

Sunday will never be the same again

June is a month of endings and beginnings.Many people marry in June. It’s the beginning of a new life together, of building a home and filling it with love. Yet this requires husband...

Bishop Zubik answers On Mission questions

On April 12, 2015, Bishop David Zubik launched On Mission for The Church Alive! with a year of prayer and study. It continued with extensive consultation, open to all Catholics in the Diocese of...

'What are you DOING for Lent?'

“What are you DOING for Lent??”In a much earlier time in my life, the Mondays and Tuesdays before Ash Wednesday were filled with that...

Christmas: One lasting word

No doubt. The decorations are down. Ornaments carefully packed. Boxes stored until December. Memories of Christmas 2017 are nestled in the heart.As we have once again focused on the real...


Father Bober

The altar is a symbol of Christ

QUESTION: My children have asked why the priest and deacon kiss the altar at the beginning of Mass. I thought it had something to do with relics of the saints in the altar, but was not...

No such thing as harmless gossip

QUESTION: I wonder where the line is between gossip and just talking things out with a friend or neighbor? ANSWER: “Just talking things out” can be a...

Uncomfortable with the Holy Spirit?

QUESTION: Is it me or do we Catholics almost ignore the Holy Spirit? ANSWER: The question above has two aspects. The first relates to the official worship of the...

Perspective, patience, prayer needed

QUESTION: Now that we pretty much know where we are starting from with this On Mission project, what is expected of the average parishioner?ANSWER: The grouping of parishes...

Eucharist, sign of our unity

QUESTION: Is it still true that only Roman Catholics are welcome to receive Communion in a Catholic church? And if so, why is that? ANSWER: It is correct that only...

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