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FAITH Grand Rapids - April 2018

April 2018 Cover image - Joanne JonesWelcome to FAITH Grand Rapids online!

This month in FAITH:

Message from Bishop Walkowiak: A reflection on Dr. King's legacy (Read)
On the cover: We are made in God's image - Racism persists, but Joanne finds strength and hope in her Catholic faith by Maryalene Laponsie (Read)
Feature: At home in the Church - Alex longs to share the Catholic faith she treasures by Paul R. Kopenkoskey (Read)
On the Road to Sunday: Christ's brilliant foolishness by Cami Mann (Read)
In the Spirit: Eucharist - Gift of Easter by Brian J. Plachta (Read) 

Reflections to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. King

Drawing on Dr. King's wisdom by Lynn Atkins-Rykert (Read)
'Dr. King gave us a blueprint' by Dr. Herman C. Sullivan (Read)
Reflections from the Convocation of Catholic Leaders: Each upcoming issue of FAITH features a reflection from a member of the diocesan delegation to the Catholic Convocation which took place in Orlando in July 2017.
In this month's issue: 
Reaching beyond the pews by Father René Constanza, CSP (Read)
Read previous Convocation columns: 2018: March | Jan/Feb | 2017: December | November | October
Your Stories: Welcoming people with disabilities - U.S. bishops issue revised guidelines by Sister Barbara Cline, FSE (Read)
Related: Strengthened in Faith - A Day for Families with Children, Youth or Adults with Disabilities or Special Needs, June 23, 2018 (Learn more, register)
Vocations:  Putting on the heart of Christ by Father Ron Hutchinson (Read)
Last Word:  We are Easter people by Monsignor Gus Ancona (Read


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