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Fostering Life-giving Authentic Love

Fostering Life-giving Authentic Love

Fr. James Kroeger, M.M. Living Mission   In The Joy of Love, Pope Francis meditates on genuine love in a prolonged reflection on Saint Paul’s Hymn to Love (I Cor. 13:4-7).  Francis’ inspired and poetic exegesis of the Pauline text extends for twenty pages in Amoris Laetitia (AL 89-119); this type of meditation is unprecedented [...]

Family Life: Pastoral Challenges and Responses

James H. Kroeger, M.M. LIVING MISSION “Year of Eucharist and Family” Reflections   In The Joy of Love Pope Francis states that the Church does well “to focus on concrete realities,” since ‘the call and the demands of the Spirit resound in the events of history’” (31). What are some key challenges families face today? [...]

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Family Challenges and Church Response

James H. Kroeger, M.M. LIVING MISSION “Year of Eucharist and Family” Reflections   Early this year 2016 Pope Francis issued Amoris Laetitia, The Joy of Love, an apostolic exhortation that focuses on the family and love. The pope explores the current situation of families, drawing heavily upon concrete data from both the 2014 and 2015 [...]

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The Joy of Family Love

James H. Kroeger, M.M. LIVING MISSION “Year of Eucharist and Family” Reflections   Earlier this year Pope Francis gave an extraordinary gift to the Church; on March 19, 2016, the Feast of Saint Joseph, he issued Amoris Laetitia, The Joy of Love. The document focuses on the family and love. Known as a “post-synodal apostolic [...]

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Family: God’s Beautiful Creation

Fr. James , M.M. Living Mission ‘Year of Eucharist and Family’ Reflections   During the 2015 Festival of Families in Philadelphia, Pope Francis spoke of beauty and families. “All that is beautiful brings us to God, because God is good, God is beautiful, God is the truth…. It is worthwhile to live as a family; [...]

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Family: God’s Beautiful Creation

James H. Kroeger, M.M. LIVING MISSION “Year of Eucharist and Family” Reflections   During the 2015 Festival of Families in Philadelphia, Pope Francis spoke of beauty and families. “All that is beautiful brings us to God, because God is good, God is beautiful, God is the truth…. It is worthwhile to live as a family; [...]

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Family: Home for Wounded Hearts

Fr. James Kroeger Living Mission ‘Year of Eucharist and Family’ Reflections   THE World Meeting of Families, one of the largest events in the Church, is held every three years. Begun in 1994, this event was held in Manila in 2003. Cardinal Tagle gave the keynote address for the 2015 event in Philadelphia; his chosen [...]

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Eucharist: Four Pivotal Insights

Fr. James Kroeger Living Mission ‘Year of Eucharist and Family’ Reflections   THE concluding statement of the International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu beautifully expressed the Church’s faith by highlighting four key elements of the Eucharist; it compared the Eucharist to the various “breads” that are integrated into our daily lives as Christians. Bread of Hope. [...]

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Eucharist: A Precious Spiritual Jewel

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Saints Speak on the Eucharist

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Eucharist in contemporary Asia

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Popular Piety: Opening to the Eucharist

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Becoming Eucharist!

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Mercy: The Beating Heart of the Gospel

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Three Servants of God’s Poor

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Championing the Poor and Downtrodden

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