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Cover Story 10 Spirituality for Youth, Fr. Eugene Tiongson-Batungbacal, CSsR, and Emily Ferguson Features 15 “To Whom Shall We Go?” Guest Editorial, Fr. Patrick Keyes, CSsR 16 St. Luke: Evangelist, Physician, Historian: His focus on women makes him unique, but that’s not all. Theresa Doyle-Nelson 20 The First American Martyr: Blessed Stanley Rother: priest, farmer, servant. María Ruiz Scaperlanda...

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Spirituality for Youth

How the Young Emulate God “Jesus is not the Lord of comfort, security, and ease. Following Jesus demands a good dose of courage.” —Pope Francis at a prayer vigil at the thirty-first World Youth Day (WYD), Krakow, Poland, July 30, 2016 At this event in St. John Paul II’s home...

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I can’t help but comment on the article in the April issue, “Our Role in God’s Peace Plan.” Articles like this are illuminating this contemporary issue. We certainly learn as Catholics not to hate others and to counter other’s hateful actions with something besides hate itself. However, the author promotes...

A Time of Communion

Now’s a good time to consider the vast disconnect between seasonal celebrations in the Church and the world at large. For example, in the secular world, October centers on Halloween—second only to Christmas as the most commercial time of the year. Decorations and celebrations mingle with all things eerie, including...

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Cover Story 10  Why Should You Go to Mass? Becoming who we worship  Fr. Richard G. Malloy, SJ, PhD Features 7    Open the Door Poem by Bonnie LeMelle Abadie 14  Collector of the Word  Second of a series  Learn how a spiritually negligent soul became a great evangelizer.  Theresa Doyle-Nelson 20  When Does Wisdom Blossom?...

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As a Catholic, I find it harder and harder to justify some of the Church’s stances on certain things, and as a result, I find myself pushing away. The “Dear Padre” column in the May-June issue, “The Catholic Position on Holy Communion,” has just about given me the final shove....

What’s Perfect, What Isn’t?

For me, sixty-eight is the perfect temperature. I joke that I’m going to retire in San Francisco, where the average yearly temperature hovers around fifty-eight (according to usclimatedata.com), with the annual high seldom exceeding seventy and the low rarely dipping below fifty. Sounds perfect, yes? Especially when temperatures in my...

Liguorian is Honored at 2018 CPA Awards

Liguorian Honored

Liguorian maintained its award-winning status at the June 2018 Catholic Press Association conference in Green Bay, WI. Liguorian received three awards for content published in 2017, including first place for Best Seasonal Issue or Section. The magazine’s honors, summarized below, were presented by the CPA, a trade association serving and...

The Value of Self-Control

There is an obvious power struggle taking place in my household. It’s not between my husband and me, and none of our children are involved. It’s between our dogs. Envision a six-year-old, eleven-pound, white, long-haired Chihuahua/Papillion mix with giant brown eyes. He’s Chester, affectionately referred to as Chestnut by the...

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Magnifying the Lord

By Fr. Joseph Echano, CSsR My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,” declares the Blessed Virgin Mary during her visitation to her cousin Elizabeth (Luke 1:46). These are the opening words to the song of Mary, “The Magnificat” or “The Canticle of Mary.” Mary, whose soul magnifies the Lord, epitomizes...

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After reading “Let Us Kneel” in Plain Talk December 2017, my take on the issue presented is different from other readers. There are still many countries with monarchs to whom it is proper protocol to bow or curtsy. As Americans, it was decided that we would have no monarch or...

Putting the Old Self Away

Many a feverish debate has been had over whether the toilet paper roll should dispense over or under; if there is a right way to fold towels and load the dishwasher; and how to pinpoint the preferred coordinates of where to squeeze the toothpaste tube. Are these points of contention...

A Season of Traditions

Christmas traditions vary depending on what part of the world you’re in. Some are endearing. Christians in China call Christmas Sheng Dan Jieh, meaning “Holy Birth Festival”; they celebrate amid bright, vibrant colors, lights, and evergreens. Others are bizarre. In Slovakia, the senior man of the home takes a spoonful...

Keeping Christ in Christianity

Fr. Byron Miller, CSsR If only Christmas came when all the stores were less crowded! ‘Tis the season for banners, billboards, and bumper stickers to remind us to avoid commercialism and “Keep Christ in Christmas.” What if there was also a perennial campaign to keep Christ in Christianity? Is Christ’s...

Shimmering Gold

Fr. Ken Sedlak, CSsR Welcome into the icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. It is the place that Jesus called the reign of God. He told us that this reign is not a physical place but makes its physical dwelling in our hearts. As discussed in previous columns, an...

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We’d love to hear from you! Write: Liguorian Editor, One Liguori Drive, Liguori, MO 63057 Email: Liguorianeditor@Liguori.org The opinions expressed don’t necessarily reflect the opinions of the ­editors. Letters must be signed and include the writer’s full address and daytime phone number. Names will be withheld from publication upon request....

A Catholic Focus on Meeting Needs

St. Benedict Institute Editor Elizabeth Herzing interviews Jared Ortiz, assistant professor of religion at Hope College in Holland, MI, about St. Benedict Institute, which is dedicated to addressing the needs of the whole person—mind, heart, body, soul, intellect, and will—all from a God-focused foundation designed to draw people to Christ....

A Life Wonderfully Lived

Joe Haack As he lays dying, Thomas’ doubts about god face a stranger. I sit alone on a hospital bed with only my thoughts to keep me company—company that leaves much to be desired. I had just received the news I had dreadfully been expecting for the past six months…my...

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We’d love to hear from you! Write: Liguorian Editor, One Liguori Drive, Liguori, MO 63057 Email: Liguorianeditor@Liguori.org The opinions expressed don’t necessarily reflect the opinions of the ­editors. Letters must be signed and include the writer’s full address and daytime phone number. Names will be withheld from publication upon request....