Praying the Gospel through the Rosary: the Baptism of the Lord

Praying the Gospel through the Rosary: the Baptism of the Lord Submitted by Deacon Jim Krupka Each Luminous mystery reveals a different aspect of Jesus' mission in the world. They highlight his divine origin and nature. Meditation on the first Luminous mystery, the Baptism of the Lord, begins with reading what we know about Jesus' [...]

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Praying the Gospel through the Rosary: The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

Praying the Gospel through the Rosary: The Finding of Jesus in the Temple Submitted by Deacon Kim Krupka From his infancy until Jesus’ baptism around the age of thirty, the Gospels give us only one event from Jesus’ life. For some, this absence of information on the Savior of the world is a mystery, while [...]

By |2022-06-20T07:50:40+00:00June 4th, 2022|Damien Church Blog 1, messages from Deacon Jim Krupka, Mysteries of the Rosary|Comments Off on Praying the Gospel through the Rosary: The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

The Relationship Between Church and Kingdom

Submitted by Deacon Jim   Who are we as Church? What is the relationship between the Kingdom of God and the Church? Who is in the church? Who is in the Body of Christ? When I was a kid, the answer I was taught was easy. Practicing Catholics true to every ritual were “in” and [...]

By |2022-06-20T07:36:53+00:00May 20th, 2022|Damien Church Blog 1, messages from Deacon Jim Krupka|Comments Off on The Relationship Between Church and Kingdom

Mysteries of the Rosary (1)Scripture

Praying the Gospel: The Rosary By: Deacon Jim Krupka This article begins a series focused on the Gospel basis of the Rosary. The Rosary is a beautiful Scripture-based prayer. But to someone without knowledge of the Rosary, the scripture basis is not apparent. Non-Catholics observing recitation of the Rosary see repeated memorized prayers said quickly. [...]

By |2022-05-11T08:46:57+00:00May 1st, 2022|messages from Deacon Jim Krupka, Mysteries of the Rosary|Comments Off on Mysteries of the Rosary (1)Scripture

Amoris Laetitia 18 Love through the ages

Sharing God's Creative Work: Growing Old Together Submitted by Deacon Jim Krupka Good day friends:  This article is the last in the Love in the Family Series.  My next series will be a 21 article series based on the mysteries of the Rosary.  After an introductory article, each article will address one mystery of the Rosary in [...]

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Amoris Laetitia 17 Easter Love in the Family

Family: Gathered in the Light of Easter Submitted by Deacon Jim Krupka The Second Vatican Council said that lay spirituality takes its “particular character” from what happens in married life. Throughout scripture, we find the message that God dwells in those that live in his ways. The depth of marital love and family is a [...]

By |2022-04-27T08:18:40+00:00April 17th, 2022|Amoris Laetitia, messages from Deacon Jim Krupka|Comments Off on Amoris Laetitia 17 Easter Love in the Family

Amoris Laetitia 16 Love in Crisis

The Sweetness of Love in Crisis Submitted by Deacon Jim Krupka I get the impression Pope Francis likes good wine. He begins his comments about difficulties in marriage, saying that those who love are like fine wine. The daily experience of marriage gives married life its richness and “body.” The Pope was not the first [...]

By |2022-04-27T08:16:26+00:00April 10th, 2022|Amoris Laetitia, messages from Deacon Jim Krupka|Comments Off on Amoris Laetitia 16 Love in Crisis

Amoris Laetitia 15 Love in the Wider Family

Life in the Wider Family Submitted by Deacon Jim Krupka Much of our faith history centers on the extended family. The Twelve Tribes of Israel were family as sons of Jacob. We hear the extensive genealogy of Jesus read at the Christmas Vigil (Mt 1:1-25). The Ten Commandments establish the obligation to honor father and [...]

By |2022-04-16T08:40:52+00:00April 4th, 2022|Amoris Laetitia, Damien Church Blog 1, messages from Deacon Jim Krupka, The Joy of Love in the Family|Comments Off on Amoris Laetitia 15 Love in the Wider Family

Amoris Laetitia 14 Love of Father and Mother

The Love of Mother and Father Submitted by Deacon Jim Krupka Pope Francis describes the love of a mother and father for their child as a "spark of God's love." Rare is the entertainment sitcom that shows the dignity of a man and woman, married with children, united in the joy of family. Most of [...]

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Amoris Laetitia 13 Love and Pregnancy

Joining with God in the Miracle of New Life Submitted by Deacon Jim Krupka Pope Francis reminds us that a woman joins with God in a miracle with each pregnancy. There is nothing like it. Life is a miracle! As scientists give us a picture of a universe billions of years old, human life can [...]

By |2022-04-16T08:33:29+00:00March 20th, 2022|Amoris Laetitia, Damien Church Blog 1, messages from Deacon Jim Krupka, The Joy of Love in the Family|Comments Off on Amoris Laetitia 13 Love and Pregnancy
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