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Catholic in America: Making the Gospel real in our lives

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The Michigan Catholic

June 2, 2014

Al Kresta

“I never knew these things really happened.” That statement of shock first dropped from my lips 40 years ago. Since then it has formed the scaffolding around the project commonly called “living out my life.” God acts in the history of the human race and in our own biographies. He leaves his footprints in the sands of time. His past dealings with us are down payments, promissory notes, powerful evidence that he will never abandon us.

The Scriptures record stories of God’s mighty deeds and preserve them to encourage us during those times our faith grows dim. “Out of my distress I called on the Continue Reading

Catholic in America: The Church, above all, is about people

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The Michigan Catholic

May 9, 2014

An unchurched student at MSU in 1974, I realized that the Resurrected Jesus of the New Testament was alive. He had counted the hairs on my head and penetrated the hidden recesses of my heart. He existed. He was wise. He loved me and had a wonderful plan for my life.

Flush with a convert’s zeal, I ran back to the Catholic Church who had baptized me as an infant and trained me for my first communion. The priests at the MSU student parish were pleasant, generous men, more emotionally mature than I was and very big on community. At times they seemed to almost parody themselves racing about the student parish singing “Up, Up with People.” They were big, very big on building community.

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Fr. John Riccardo at i.d. 916

May 1, 2014

Fr. John Riccardo speaks at the i.d. 916 meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Sr. Ann Shields at i.d. 916

April 3, 2014

Sr. Ann Shields speaks at the i.d. 916 meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Teresa Tomeo on EWTN’s Bookmark

March 30, 2014

Doug Keck interviews Teresa on her new book, God’s Bucket List.

Spring Membership Drive – April 7-11, 2014

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March 24, 2014

Join us for the 2014 Spring Membership Drive, Monday through Friday, April 7-11, from 7 am to 7 pm each day as we continue the work of the New Evangelization.  Our continuing theme is Build the Church, Bless the Nation.

Pope Francis and the Joy of the Gospel

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NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE

March 15, 2014 4:00 AM

The Catholic Church a year into Pope Francis’s tenure.

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‘The acceptance of life as it is must teach us trust and humility,” the late Roman Catholic author Caryll Houselander once wrote. “This is because every real experience of life is an experience of God.” Al Kresta quotes her in his book Dangers to the Faith: Recognizing Catholicism’s 21st-Century Opponents. A year after Pope Francis’s first days as pope, Kresta talks to National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez about the pope, the Church, and skeptics. Continue Reading

Teresa Tomeo at 2014 Building a Legacy Conference, Pt. II

March 8, 2014

Teresa Tomeo speaks at Building a Legacy 2014 -”Surrender-The Ultimate Strength,” at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Presented by Kepha.

Teresa Tomeo at 2014 Building a Legacy Conference. Pt. I

March 8, 2014

Teresa Tomeo speaks at Building a Legacy 2014-”Surrender-The Ultimate Strength,” at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Presented by Kepha.

Violinist Emma Sandberg Performs at Ave Maria Radio

February 18, 2014

Emma SandbergEmma Sandberg, an award-winning, eighteen year-old violinist, performed a concert for the staff of Ave Maria Radio today.  Emma, who has been playing violin since the age of three, received Third Prize at her first international competition in the Czech Republic in 2011.  In 2012, she performed at Carnegie Hall with the New York String Orchestra.  She is a member of the Pioneer Symphony Orchestra and is  the Concertmaster of the Michigan Youth Symphony Orchestra.  Continue Reading

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