Articles from the week ended July 16, 2017
July 17, 2017
Integrated Catholic Life™ provides relevant, practical content from today’s very best Catholic writers to help Catholics and other Christians live their faith throughout their daily lives – to integrate their faith at home, work and in the public square.
Featured Articles: 7/3/2017 – 7/16/2017
Nurturing the Gift of Faith
by Deacon Mike Bickerstaff
&Have you ever struggled with your faith? Deacon Mike Bickerstaff offers an excellent post on ways we can nurture the incredible gift of faith we have all been given, even in the face of difficult challenges.he Lord… (Read more…)
Sowing and Growing
by Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio
« The Parable of the Sower and the Seed needs to be viewed from two different perspectives in order to unlock its meaning – from that of the sower and that of the seed. Whether sowing or growing – the point is a plentiful harvest and much fruit. » Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio reflects on the Mass readings for the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. (Read more…)
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The Three People Who Require Patience
by Joannie Watson
« Even though He wants us to be saints now, and even though the Jewish people should have recognized Christ in their midst, He doesn’t give up on His people. Eventually time will run out and judgment will come. But until then, He waits. » Joannie Watson shares an outstanding post on patience and why it is so important in our lives. (Read more…)
A Huge Weight On Our Shoulders
by Randy Hain
« We all sin and fall short. Let’s be mindful that these sins are a weight around our neck, they obscure our vision and they are obstacles to our relationship with Christ. » Author Randy Hain writes on the oppressive burden of sin we all carry and six practical ways to lessen this burden along with the Sacrament of Reconciliation. When is the last time you went to Confession? (Read more…)
I am His Beloved
by Jeannie Ewing
« …as I cradle Veronica in the early morning hours when the rest of the house is still asleep, even as I wonder how I will make it through the day with only three hours of sleep I am reminded of His providence. It’s funny how photographs and stories of the past can conjure memories of the truth that I am, indeed, His beloved daughter—just as my daughters are beloved to me. » Author Jeannie Ewing offers a beautiful glimpse into the gift of memories and God’s love for each of us in today’s featured post. (Read more…)
A Pro-Life Philosophy
by Dr. Peter Kreeft
The great Dr. Peter Kreeft outlines the irrefutable argument for Life and a Pro-Life philosophy in this excellent essay. (Read more…)
Rediscovering Integrity for our Children
by Carmelite Sisters
« The most important part of helping children to become fully integrated human beings is through example. Where children see their parents acting in age-appropriate, fully integrated ways, they will follow, for parents are the children’s greatest heroes. » This is a wonderful and helpful post by Sister Maureen, O.C.D. that is worth reading and sharing. These are great lessons for all families! (Read more…)
Why Do You Confess Your Sins to a Priest?
by Deacon Michael Bickerstaff
Have you ever been asked why you confess your sins to a priest? Deacon Mike Bickerstaff’s article will help you provide a compelling answer. (Read more…)