Pope Francis has decreed that a new obligatory memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, be celebrated every year on the Monday after Pentecost (May 21 this year).
Easter is the love of Christ proclaimed in capital letters on a billboard as wide as this world, in sky-writing across the universe, so that no one might miss it.
Each of us is called to be a companion and helper for others on the way to repentance. The ashes that we receive on Ash Wednesday mark us as fellow travelers to Easter glory.
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.
November is the month for prayerfully remembering our loved ones who have died, but our faith assures us of life after death.
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.
It is good to honor them together during the summer months that are marked by abundant hospitality to family members and neighbors in our homes and to vacationing worshipers in our churches.
Q: On Good Friday my pastor preached on the cross of Jesus as the tree of life, explaining that the tree of our defeat in the garden of Eden became the tree of our victory on Calvary. This was new to me. Can you say more about this? A: What your pastor preached about on […]
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 […]