Greg Clausen

Near Death Experience Changed Cedar Rapids Man

There’s nothing wrong with a healthy dose of skepticism. It keeps us grounded and less likely to fall victim to cons and scams. Thomas the Apostle doubted reports that Jesus had risen from the dead. He said, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my…

Our Lady of Fatima

This year marks 100 years since apparitions of the Virgin Mary were first reported by three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. During the six occurrences she appeared to them, she had messages of joy, warning and hope. What were those messages? How do they affect us today? To commemorate this anniversary, a free, one-day conference…

Lenten Fish Fry Suppers start Tonight!

Lent is a time of repentance, self-denial and preparation of Easter, the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The ashes we receive on Ash Wednesday are an outward sign of our inward act of repentance. Jesus fasted in the desert for 40 days and nights. One of the small ways we can honor His sacrifice is by…

Christian Experience Weekend

Attend a Christian Experience Weekend!

By Pete Mathison When is the last time you did a Christian retreat?   Have you ever done a Christian retreat. I have noticed in life that anytime we find a new restaurant that we love, or a movie that we think everyone should see, or a vacation spot that we know our friends would…

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CEO active in Louisville

The following is an article published in The Record, the newspaper of the archdiocese of Louisville, KY.  Donna Lang, now of Louisville, was a founding member of the CEO team in Cedar Rapids.   Lay-led CEO ministry aims to renew and re-energize By Jessica Able, Record Staff Writer Catholic Evangelization Outreach (CEO), a ministry of St. Margaret…

Baby Jesus

A Prayer for the New Year

Heavenly Father, In this time of new beginnings, We recall how the heavens celebrated the birth of a new born baby wrapped in swaddling clothes in a manager. We think back to His humble beginnings and recall the obstacles and challenges He faced in life. At this time of new beginnings, And at the beginning…

Don't Worry

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Ask Jesus to remove any worry By Jason Hartwig Who remembers this popular 80’s song by Bobby McFerrin? It’s such a catchy a capella song which always puts a smile in my face. But these lyrics are easier sung than actually putting into practice… right? After all we have things we “need” to worry about….

Why Share your Witness?

“If He brings you to it, He will bring you through it” By Denise Upah   When I was first asked to give the CEO talk, all I could wonder was, “Why me? On What?” I am just a quiet person, trying to do and be the best I can. I even had a friend…

We are…Catholic Evangelization!

Catholic Evangelization really isn’t as oxymoronic as it might sound! After all we have been evangelizing since Jesus sent his disciples “to proclaim the kingdom of God.” We are simply friends talking with friends and sharing our own, personal witness of Jesus Christ. How we have come to know Him and how He continues to…

Movie about the power of prayer now in theaters

A powerful faith-based movie, “War Room,” is now showing at local theaters. A real estate agent whose relationship with God is “not too hot, not too cold” gets some advice from an elderly client about faith. See it in Cedar Rapids at the Wehrenberg Galaxie 16 Cine. Watch the trailer here: