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I.N.S.P.I.R.E. Catholic Parishes

I.N.S.P.I.R.E. is a pastoral development program designed to take place within Catholic parishes that help clergy and lay leaders work as a team. Fostering truly collaborative processes, the program creates... read more >

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The Project for a Lived Theology

The current generation of theology students is experiencing a resurgence of moral energy as they pursue deeper theological understandings and look for ways to make a difference in the world.... read more >

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Philanthropy in the Black Church

Members of historically Black churches who give generously to their congregation rank spiritual support for their everyday lives as the most important thing they want from their church. Surprisingly, social... read more >

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Helping Theology Students Understand Their "Calling"

While college students are interested in discovering a career, they also search for meaning. The Program for the Theological Exploration of Vocation helps church-related colleges and universities engage students in... read more >

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The State of Hispanic Christianity in the U.S

Most Hispanics who move away from Roman Catholicism are unaffiliated with any religious tradition. This is especially true for Hispanic youth and new immigrants. Since 40 percent of U.S. Hispanics... read more >

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Singing as a Christian Practice

There is something about human beings that needs to make music. Much is shared in the act of singing that goes beyond the words and melody alone. What and how... read more >

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Dying Well

For many people, death is a frightening prospect. The exploration of this spiritual practice teaches about facing death in ourselves and others while embracing both lament and hope. In doing... read more >

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Healing as a Christian Practice

Healing practices are daily signs of divine mercy. These acts may be as simple as sharing a pot of chicken soup, as complex as the performance of delicate surgery or... read more >

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Practicing Forgiveness

Almost all of us yearn for resolution to conflicts, but, even if we understand that forgiveness is the right response, at times we don't want it. The goal of this... read more >

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The Practice of Shaping Healthy Communities

In order for our lives to flourish, we must decide how we assemble together. The questions of how we divide life's basic goods and how we will record our history... read more >

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Sermon Inspiration for Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

A Calm Heart in Troubled Waters "The Lord is our refuge and help in times of trouble (Psalm 9:9-20). With God, the...

Tips on Thriving with Musical Staff

One thing is certain: church music ministry is a minefield these days. We are a visible presence, and it seems that...

Significance of Storytelling

“We Survive by Telling Stories” by Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros Generational storytelling is a history book. It...

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