From the Catholic New Agency, VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Society and the church have much to learn from the family and, in fact, the bond between the church and the family is “indissoluble,” Pope Francis said. (For the full article, Click Here.) In the following video, Pope Francis talks about the irreplaceable role of the family. Related… Read More Pope Francis on ‘family spirit’
When people hear the word “pilgrimage,” many think of far-off destinations, such as Lourdes, Fatima, or Santiago de Compostela. Today, in the digital era, we have the opportunity to make a pilgrimage without ever leaving our hometown. In fact, the U.S. Bishops are asking Catholics to consider making a digital pilgrimage with the intention of… Read More Bishops Invite All Catholics to Make a Digital Pilgrimage for Life
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-13a Responsorial Psalm Ps 85:9, 10, 11-12, 13-14 Reading 2 Rom 9:1-5 Gospel Mt 14:22-33 Sometimes the Lord seems distant when problems and adversity comes your way. Just like the disciples found themselves in peril on an angry sea. Although they were experienced fisherman, they feared… Read More Sunday Meditation – August 10, 2014 – Stay in the Boat
People today, constantly on the go, are not easily convinced that they need some quiet time to have a look at themselves and ask hard questions , such as : Am I consistent with my past? Have I changed values? Do I love God and all his people? Do I act on it?… Read More Sunday Meditation – June 1, 2014 – Quiet Time and Hard Questions
The Gospel starts with Jesus saying “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” What is it in my life that causes my heart to be troubled? What are the things which cause me to worry? Jesus continues saying, “You have faith in God; have faith also in me.” Do my worries indicate a lack of faith? … Read More Sunday Meditation – May 18, 2014 – Worry or work?
In the Gospel reading for this Sunday of Divine Mercy, we continue to celebrate Christ’s humble obedience to His Father and His subsequent victory over sin and death. All this while being witness to the heart of Jesus in His ”glorified body”. We experience the depth of His love and mercy when He burst through locked doors to be with His brothers where they were “hiding” so He can empower them and the Church to forgive and retain sins.
Divine Mercy is the feast instituted by Blessed John Paul II in May of 2000. He will be
canonized along with Pope John XXIII this Sunday. … Read More Sunday Meditation – April 27, 2014 – Divine Mercy Sunday – The Best of Times
How often do we encounter circumstances in our lives that challenge our humanness? In most cases, to the point of, as the old adage goes, ‘fight or flight”.
We have all been here. What have you done? Did you fight for what you perceived to be right? Did you try to run away from the challenge?… Read More Sunday Meditation – April 13, 2014 – Fight, Flight, or God’s Will?
In a recent event post on the Whitehouse.gov website, the government, in trying to get young Americans to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, leveraged social media and NCAA’s March Madness to raise awareness and engagement: One item on the ballot, caught our eye: … Read More Two views of life … while living it.
Imagine a world where every married couple really loved each other. This world is not the place, but why couldn’t it be? God planned right from the beginning that man and woman should live in a community of love. This community mirrors the Trinitarian God: the Father loves the Son, the Son loves the Father… Read More MARRIAGE IS NOT A BASIC RIGHT, it is a CALLING from GOD