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Posted on 04/19/2021 22:12 PM (CNA Daily News - US)
CNA Staff, Apr 19, 2021 / 14:12 pm (CNA).
The Easter Sunday season two premiere of The Chosen, an evangelical Christian-produced internet series dramatizing the life of Jesus and his disciples, could have significant influence on religion and culture, a veteran religion journalist has said.
Posted on 04/19/2021 19:15 PM (CNA Daily News - US)
Washington D.C., Apr 19, 2021 / 11:15 am (CNA).
The U.S. bishops’ conference issued a statement on Monday recognizing the upcoming anniversary of the Armenian genocide.
Posted on 04/18/2021 23:08 PM (A Concord Pastor Comments)
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Good morning, good God!
Little kids do this all the time, Lord
-- and I know you know this already:
they find some little trinket
or they scribble something on a scrap of paper
with stubs of crayons or magic markers
and they come running, grinning,
to hand such a prize, such a gift to another...
I've got plenty of trinkets and scribblings
to offer you, Lord,
and I hope you like them
not because they're all that beautiful
but simply because they're from me...
I'm pretty sure that's why wonderful parents
and grandparents cherish and love
whatever a child drops in their lap,
simply because - it's from their child...
But sometimes I'm still a child
and sometimes I'm really childish
and sometimes I am just who I am,
the child you made me to be...
I want to offer you gifts from the heart of me,
from the heart of who I am, today...
But it's what I have...
And as I lift my gift to you
I see that it's falling apart in a few places
and the patches on old mistakes are showing
- just in the places I wish they didn't show...
And when I look up into your face,
I'm pretty sure I see you smiling at me
and marveling at my little gift,
just like a wonderful mom or dad
or grandmother or grandfather would...
And for that I'm thankful, Lord, so very thankful!
Help me to accept what's falling apart
as work for your mending hand...
Help me learn to love the patches
as the places where you've healed me...
Help me offer my simple gifts
to others I meet today...
And most of all,
open me to the gift of this day, Lord,
the day you've offered me...
Posted on 04/18/2021 23:00 PM (CNA Daily News - US)
Washington D.C., Apr 18, 2021 / 15:00 pm (CNA).
The Society of Catholic Scientists (SCS) will hold its 2021 conference in Washington D.C. on the subject of non-human intelligence.
Posted on 04/18/2021 20:30 PM (A Concord Pastor Comments)
Posted on 04/18/2021 16:26 PM (A Concord Pastor Comments)
Posted on 04/18/2021 10:00 AM (CNA Daily News - US)
Denver Newsroom, Apr 18, 2021 / 02:00 am (CNA).
Through the Chicago marathon, Sister Stephanie Baliga and her team have raised more than $1.1M for her community's outreach to the poor on the west side of Chicago. She talks with CNA about the intersection of running and her Catholic faith.
Posted on 04/18/2021 02:01 AM (A Concord Pastor Comments)
1) No matter how tough things get, Lord,
you're there with your love and your help.
2) The tougher my life becomes,
the closer you stay by my side.
3) The more often I stop to pray,
the more trust I have in your presence.
4) Yesterday's gone, tomorrow's not here,
today is all that I have.
5) Today's the day that you made, Lord:
help me remember and not forget!
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Posted on 04/18/2021 01:03 AM (CNA Daily News - US)
Louisville, Ky., Apr 17, 2021 / 17:03 pm (CNA).
“The Catholic Church has a deep and cherished commitment to give voice to the child in the womb and to support mothers in choosing life for their unborn children.”
Posted on 04/17/2021 20:00 PM (A Concord Pastor Comments)
Sometimes it's at night, Lord, when I feel closest to you
and sometimes it's at night when I wonder if I've lost you
- or if you've lost sight of me...
But regardless of how I feel, any night or day,
you are there, Lord, you're there with me and beside me,
before me and behind me, within me, all around me...
And should I try to flee your presence,
there's no place I might go, Lord,
but that you'd be there to meet me...
And should I try to slip beyond your grasp,
with you there'd be no letting go...
Though I close my eyes and turn my back
on every side you'd be there:
there's no place, Lord, where I might hide
- your gaze would find me out...
Sometimes, at night, I'm close to you,
sometimes I cannot find you, but
wherever I find myself tonight,
however lost I might feel,
remind me of your presence, Lord,
your strong, relentless love
pursuing, seeking, finding me
and never letting go...
Wherever I go, you're there, Lord:
however fast I run away - you outpace me;
however foolish my ways - you guide me;
however lost I am - you find me;
however alone I may be -
you hold me in your arms,
carry me in your heart,
you embrace me in your love...
Protect me, Lord, while I'm still awake
and watch over me when I fall asleep,
that awake, I keep night watch with you
and asleep, rest in your peace...
If You Find Me By The Ocean by Steve Warner
If you find me by the ocean,
at the sea's farthest end,
even there, Lord, you watch over me,
even there you place your hand.
1) O Lord you search and you know me,
my rising and my rest,
you discern my journey from afar,
when I wander or lie down.
2) And from your Spirit, where can I go?
Where might I flee from your face?
If I climb the heavens, you are there
and at my final rest.
3) And if I fly on the wings of dawn,
to ocean's farthest end,
ever leading you are at my side,
your mighty hand upon me.
4) Your hand, O Lord, created me
within my mother's womb,
I thank you for the wonder of my life,
your marvels of creation.
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