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The Face of Jesus

by Jim Van Vurst, OFM on 12/20/16 7:00 AM

Mary's Special Place in Our Faith

by Jim Van Vurst, OFM on 12/14/16 7:00 AM

 

 

Mary is indeed a very special person for us Catholics. Episcopalian and Lutheran...

Humanizing God

by Jim Van Vurst, OFM on 11/11/16 7:00 AM
Image: pexels.

We are all familiar with the ways in which Jesus used imagery to help us...

A Celebration of Saints

by Jim Van Vurst, OFM on 11/1/16 7:00 AM

Each time we pray the Nicene Creed, we say, “I believe in the communion of saints.” This...

Do Animals Go to Heaven?

by Jim Van Vurst, OFM on 9/20/16 7:00 AM

Image: CIA de foto.

From time to time, I am posed with an interesting theological question: Do...

Mother Teresa's Doubts Reveal a Deep Faith

by Jim Van Vurst, OFM on 7/10/16 1:30 PM
Image: Mother Teresa is pictured holding a candle in this undated photo. (CNS)

I have always...

Purgatory 101

by Jim Van Vurst, OFM on 6/27/16 10:26 AM
Image: Baroque fresco, 1749, Simon Benedikt Faistenberger. Saint Ulrich am Pillersee parish church:...

The Loneliness of Mary of Nazareth

by Jim Van Vurst, OFM on 4/7/16 7:00 AM
Image: Madonna im Gärtchen. Unknown Rhenish Master. Musée de l'Œuvre Notre-Dame, Strasbourg.

Mary...

Reflections on the Holy Thursday Readings

by Jim Van Vurst, OFM on 3/24/16 7:00 AM
Image:Andelsbuch (Vorarlberg). Saint Peter and Paul parish church: Stained glass window showing the...

Mercy and the Sacrament of Reconciliation

by Jim Van Vurst, OFM on 3/23/16 7:00 AM