Joan is the Coordinator of the Family Bible Project and Co-Coordinator for Young Neighbors in Action at the Center for Ministry Development. She holds a Master's degree in Pastoral Ministry from Creighton University and a Certificate in Faith and Justice.

Easter: A Message of Hope

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Matthew Kelly, in the concluding video of Dynamic Catholic's Best Lent Ever series, poses the question: "What part of your life needs resurrection?" What a great topic to ponder at the beginning of this Easter Season. We are celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the victory of life over death, of love over sin, of hope over despair, of God ...
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Being Gifts to One Another

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I love Christmas! Celebrating the precious gift of Jesus, who perfectly embodied God's love for us, gives me such joy and hope. Just as God gifted us with Jesus, we too are called to be gifts to others. That's why I think it is so important that we encourage our young people to give of themselves to those most in need. Gifts can be self-serving and...
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Trusting Jesus Every Day

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Twice in the last several months I've had priests tell me to pray, "Jesus, I trust in you." One was to help me through my little sister's journey through pancreatic cancer into the loving arms of our heavenly Father. The other was in Confession, when I shared that it was a struggle to accept her death. I've been reflecting on trust ever since. The ...
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