Yes, chocolate and flowers are traditional Valentine’s Day gifts, and they’re good options — in most cases. But they’re not the only option and, often, not even the best option.
Q: Growing up in our family, God always came first. Our parents taught us to love and respect the Eucharist, especially when the Blessed Sacrament was exposed on the altar. (We would genuflect and bow.) Our parish church now exposes the Eucharist before Sunday Mass. I am shocked to see people (young and old) come […]
ninth century February 14 These Greek brothers were distinguished even before they became “the apostles of the Slavs.” Cyril taught in Constantinople and Methodius was a provincial governor. About 863, after ordination, they went as missionaries to Moravia, where they had considerable success, partly because they knew the Slavonic language. But their mission was challenged […]
Q: I am a caregiver for my elderly mother and also for another woman, who is 95. My goal in life, at this point, is to help my mother to be happy. (She was severely abused by my father, who later committed suicide.) Sometimes I buy little gifts for my mother, and she always asks […]
Every time you go to a Eucharist, stand by an altar and receive Communion, bring your helplessness and paralysis to God.
Looking backward and forward, it may not be too late to make some new year’s resolutions: to proclaim the good news of God’s kingdom in respect for human life and in efforts for Christian unity.