Virtual options are a gift of the modern age that have mitigated the negative impact of social distancing and quarantines, but they cannot become a new standard for Christians. Current numbers suggest that it is time to start showing up in person.
Without a socially lived Christianity there is little power in an individually believed Christianity—a faith that cannot realize itself in a society (a circle of friends, a communion) remains a dead faith to the extent it remains at all. We are not called to be Christians by ourselves but with one another.
Under ordinary circumstances, Catholics are obligated to attend Mass on Sundays. But as we are well aware by now, the past ten months have not been ordinary, and since last March our bishop has leveraged his legitimate authority to suspend this obligation, giving Catholics the freedom not to attend.
The Saints were undoubtedly incredible people who lived lives of virtue and full of zeal for Christ. But how do you tell someone about all of these great stories without making them sound unreal or unattainable? That is the goal of the Dead Friend Saints podcast, created by Claire Ellendson. Nick Vance recently sat down with Claire to talk about her show and the saints.
"Looking to the sacred cave of Bethlehem, what have we seen? Not a disparate collection of mere “seekers,” but rather a human ecclesia, a unity-in-diversity, a community formed in joy, peace, and hope, and all at the intersection of human wisdom and divine revelation."
The Twin Cities-based theater has been telling redemptive stories of faith, hope, and reconciliation since 2011. Founders Jeremy and Sarah Stanbary sat down recently with MSP Catholic to share their story of starting and running OWT.
New Year’s Resolutions may be notorious for strong on intention and weak on follow-through, but that shouldn’t stop Christians from making them. This year, make a New Year’s Resolution that will help you grow as a disciple in 2021.
The first Christmas probably wasn't filled with sparkling lights or piles of presents under a tree. Christ chose to come into this world under the most humble of circumstances and it wasn't exactly the easiest trip for Mary and Joseph. In fact, it was a perfect mess.
Each year, millions of Christmas cards get sent all over the world. Have you ever wondered how this tradition started and why we keep practicing it? Susanna Parent dives into the history of Christmas cards, the meanings they've held over the years, and how we as Christians can use them to share the true meaning of Christmas.
MSP Catholic hasn't been around very long but it's had a lot of changes. Here is a little bit of the behind-the-scenes history, details about what changed for us this spring, and where we are going next.