Snippets of Faith

A prayer for Pietro

How is it people and young adults grow up Catholic, experience all there is taught to us about the Trinity through religion classes, nuns and priests’ instruction, get baptized, make first holy Communion, confess young sins in first reconciliation, invite a sponsor to touch our shoulder during Confirmation, take vows in matrimony ... and then...
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Take your children to church (but don’t feed them in the pew)

I think parents need to be cautious as to the message they’re creating with distractions of milk and Cheerios as they attempt to teach their children about God.
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Why can’t I memorize the Nicene Creed?

It’s been since 2011 the Roman Catholic Church has updated the verbiage to the Nicene Creed and still I have failed to memorize it.
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Where’s our darn food!!??

We are Americans living in the top nation – a country to which immigrants have been flocking for several centuries, a country with too much, a country which wastes an unfathomable 50% of its food, cluelessly ruins much of its resources, and packages products using excessive amounts of plastic, styrofoam and cardboard.
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Sorry for your loss (yawn)

To me, the most mundane, unoriginal and programmed words uttered to someone who has lost someone else through death is, “Sorry for your loss.” Really? Is this the best we can think of?
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Where did I go wrong with my children’s faith?

I am no longer in control of my children’s faith. I was then; it’s impossible now. I can pray about it – and I do. I ask God to pull them back into His arms. Touch them with His grace and mercy. Help them to see it’s the only way to joy.
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Beautiful Holy Week processions in Italy inspire faith

It was completely rewarding to watch these hundreds of parishioners so devoted to their town parishes as they reenacted Jesus’ crucifixion.
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Faith is faith in English or Italian

Faith is faith in any language. We don't need to understand the words to feel it in our hearts.
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God’s Sandbox (bring your own bucket and shovel)

Need peace, need to think, need a great prayer spot? Go to a beach! It doesn’t even have to be summer to benefit from the calm it provides. Bring your own bucket and shovel … God will supply the tranquility.
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