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Joe Laramie, S.J., is the national director of the Pope’s Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer). He is the author of Love Him Ever More: a 9-Day Personal Retreat with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. Information and excerpts at JoeLaramieSJ.com.
FaithExplainer
Joe Laramie, S.J.
Why do Catholics celebrate holy days of obligation? Should we?
FaithFaith in Focus
Joe Laramie, S.J.
Both running and our spiritual lives teach us to start small, embrace imperfection and recognize progress over time.
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Joe Laramie, S.J.
I believe that the apostolic exhortation “The Joy of the Gospel” holds the key to understanding Pope Francis’ hopes for the synod. And that is why I’m hopeful about the synod.
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Joe Laramie, S.J.
The rectory is dead. Long live the rectory!
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Joe Laramie, S.J.
If you are faithful but unsure of yourself; if your heart is broken by a shattered relationship or the loss of a loved one; if you are an energetic young person, looking to set your heart on fire—the Sacred Heart is for you.
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Joe Laramie, S.J.
An old teacher once said, “If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well.” She was right. An even older Jesuit once said, “If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing poorly.” He was right, too.
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Joe Laramie, S.J.
“What should I do for Lent?” That’s the wrong question. Rather, it is not the first question we should ask. It is the last one. Let me explain.
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Joe Laramie, S.J.
The Incarnation continues in the church, the body of Christ.
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Joe Laramie, S.J.
I got lost in a maze of darkness and could not get out. Christ is like the great hero, rushing into the cold and dark to save us.
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Joe Laramie, S.J.
The writings of St. Ignatius Loyola and the traditional Catholic devotion to the Sacred Heart highlight a specific aspect of the Eucharist: friendship.