Works of Mercy during the pandemic

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n 2016 we Catholics observed a Year of Mercy, which reminded us to approach the Lord Jesus to receive His mercy and urged us to...

Martha, Mary and Lazarus

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Back in February the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of Sacraments issued a decree changing July 29th on the Church’s calendar...

Giving to the Catholic Appeal

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“This is My commandment: love one another as I love you” (Jn 15: 12), Jesus ordered us in the Gospel on Mother’s Day. He...

Knowledge, piety and fear of the Lord

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As we celebrate the Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost this weekend, we conclude our meditations on the gifts of the Holy Spirit...

Witness on the Beach

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This past Monday, February 15, Pope Francis released a video message regarding the 21 Christians whom the Islamic State (ISIS) had beheaded on a...

Sadness in Atlanta

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On March 16 there was a series of deadly shootings in massage parlors in Atlanta. Debates about the motive of the killer continue to...

Counsel and fortitude

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We continue looking at the Gifts of the Holy Spirit this week by meditating on two more of them: counsel and fortitude. In Psalm 16,...

Witness to Mercy

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Last Sunday we were invited to meditate upon Divine Mercy and to seek it out through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Ultimately (in the truest...

The image of God

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The crisis involving racism has not ended over the last two weeks (if it hadn’t ceased after more than four centuries of Anglo-American culture...

Night and the cross

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“And it was night” (Jn 13:30). The Gospel notes Judas’ departure from the Last Supper to go off and betray Jesus with these words. John...

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