As Catholics, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., we can join others in generous acts of volunteer service on what has become known as the national Martin Luther King Day of Service.
As we begin the season of Advent, we should think about the ways in which we can welcome Jesus Christ into our heart.
As in the parable of the Good Samaritan, we, too, are called to give healing and comfort to others as Jesus has entrusted the ministry of healing to us, his church.
The solemnity of the Annunciation is really a good Lenten feast. It helps us to observe Lent by placing before us the sacred name of the Son announced to Mary by the Archangel Gabriel.
Q: Every year as Lent approaches I think about what I should be doing during this holy season, maybe something new. Do you have any suggestions? A: How about serving as an ambassador for Christ? The Eucharist of Ash Wednesday reminds us of our call to serve as ambassadors as we hear St. Paul telling […]
I’ve read that the Alleluia verses before the Gospel reading at Mass during the week before Christmas are based on some ancient liturgical texts called the “O antiphons.” Can you please say something about them?
Q: In preparing to read the Scripture readings at the coming Sunday Masses, I noticed that the readings for the last Sundays of Ordinary Time and the First Sunday of Advent all highlight the final, glorious coming of Christ. Why is that? Also, why is Advent the beginning of the liturgical year? Thank you. A: […]