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Comfortable and Content

Editor’s note: DCSC Volunteer PJ Herrera reflects on the current and future roles of the Catholic Church in people’s lives. For some time now I have reflected on the general dread that seems to hover over some churches and in the back of the minds of many faithful. This dread can be summed up by…

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The Rare Calm of Early Mass

Editor’s note: FMS staffer Kim Puchir reflects on the meaning she finds in attending early Mass. Daily Mass is anything but everyday. Yes, it takes you to untraveled corners of the liturgical calendar with their feasts and saints. But I find that attending Mass in the early morning hours is the best way to get…

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Throwback Thursday: “Laity Co-Lead with Clergy” by Anselm Moons, OFM

Editor’s Note: In celebration of our 25th year of preparing and supporting lay missioners, we look back to our archives at a World Care newsletter from 1991 in which our founder, Anselm Moons, OFM, describes the changes that need to be made to the idea of evangelization and the role the laity have to play in…

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Baptism and Social Mission: 6 Not-so-Easy Reflection Questions to Ask Yourself About Baptism and Social Mission:

Inspired by Sacraments and Social Mission: Living the Gospel, Being Disciples–United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Franciscan Mission Service presents a blog series about the connection between our faith and our actions. Sacraments and Social Mission focuses on the fulfillment of each sacrament as a call to mission. 1. In Baptism, the “one Spirit” makes us members…

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Daring to Dream Anew: Kim Smolik Addresses CMSM Assembly

“Be more of who you are,” Franciscan Mission Service Executive Director Kim Smolik told Conference of Major Superiors of Men. The 200-plus attendees gathered in Texas earlier this month represented more than 17,000 Catholic religious brothers and priests in the United States. Kim Smolik’s well-received talk at the CMSM 2012 Assembly examined young adults In her…

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