By Sr.Mary Garascia, Ph.D.  Is Lay Ecclesial Ministry (ministry directed by lay persons in parishes, dioceses, and other venues) helping the lay faithful be missionaries…galvanizing them for ...
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By Sr. Mary Garascia, PhD  A parish dad invited a pastor friend of mine to dine with his family. After dinner the parents said to their children, “Come into the living room; we have a surprise ...
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By Sr. Mary Garascia, Ph.D.  Perhaps you have seen the commercial that goes something like this: An apple appears on the screen. The voice-over says, “This is an apple. Some people say it’s a ...
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By Sister Mary Garascia  More than 15 years ago around this time of year, I got a call from a priest pastor. He implored me to speak at Mass on the weekend of the December special collection for ...
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By Sr. Mary Garascia  While visiting patients as a volunteer hospital chaplain, a man told me he used to be Catholic but he was not anymore, because the Church had all this money and was all about ...
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