Announcement

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 21, 2015

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Second NEW BOOK: A Guide to Quiet Prayer (Twenty-Third Publications) 32 pages, pocket-sized, $2.95. This is the second of three booklets based on my larger book The Catholic Way to Pray.  

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Making Mistakes, the Human Condition

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 25, 2015

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If you’re like me, you hate making mistakes. I like to think I’m perfect, and doing a foolish thing punctures my ego. It’s bad enough when I’m the only one who knows about it, but worse when others witness or hear about it. What pops into my mind is the day I was making cheese […]

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Five Ways to Show Mercy

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 18, 2015

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Pope Francis has just declared an Extraordinary Jubilee Year: a Year of Mercy, which will begin on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception this year. We have witnessed and been fascinated by this pope’s numerous acts of mercy as he reaches out to the neediest of God’s people. Of course, the greatest act of mercy […]

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Catholic Interviews: Stephen Colbert’s, Mine, and Yours

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 11, 2015

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Last week on the Internet I saw James Martin, S.J., interviewing Stephen Colbert, who is Catholic. Fr. Martin asked the following four questions. Colbert’s answers follow. For fun I answered the questions too. I wonder if Colbert was prepared in advance. It took me awhile to think of my responses. My answers are in parentheses. […]

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Listening and Looking during Lent

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 4, 2015

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My friend Sister Mary John Paul wrote an intriguing and thought-provoking article for our Associate newsletter. She let me share it here. Coincidentally (?) it echoes the theme of a book I’m reading now called Becoming Beholders. The book develops the idea that everything, person, and occasion can be a channel of grace, a sacrament. […]

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Lessons from Snow: A Mixed Blessing

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on February 25, 2015

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Now that Boston is buried under more than 100 inches of snow and my Cleveland driveway is coated with it yet again, I decided to reflect on snow. A good snowfall is one human experience that Jesus never had since he lived in a desert climate. The most he probably ever knew of snow was […]

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Detecting Grace in Life’s Messes

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on February 18, 2015

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  I can relate to the book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day because I just had an entire week of bad days! My phone was cancelled by mistake, and it took six days and talks with seven agents before it was restored. I lost the PBS station on TV (jeopardizing […]

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Grace in the Daily Grind

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on February 11, 2015

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Most of our lives are spent carrying out necessary routines: eating, doing dishes, washing, cleaning, driving, and (hopefully) exercising. If we work, our job might be quite ordinary, menial, or boring. Day follows day, and we don’t expect to ever appear on the evening news for an act of heroism. Neither do we expect to […]

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Abraham, Model of Exceptional Faith

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on February 4, 2015

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It’s been awhile since I’ve thought about Abraham, the great granddaddy of Christians, Jews, and Muslims. But as I prepare a talk on him, I’m renewing my acquaintance. Aspects of his life shed light on our own. If you recall, when Abraham was already 75 years old, the one and only true God told him […]

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Tapping into the Active Word of God

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 28, 2015

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Scripture says, “The Word of God is living and effective.” It speaks to us personally. In the terrific book The Greatest Reformer, a biography of Pope Francis, there is an incident that illustrates this. Shortly after Pope Francis was made pope, a few evangelical pastors he used to pray with in Argentina visited him. One […]

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