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...

How romantic

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n this time of year in which people think of all things romantic, Pope Francis delivered a message earlier this week (Monday, February 3)...

Seeing and witnessing

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On Tuesday, while visiting Slovakia, Pope Francis celebrated an Eastern Rite Liturgy and preached about the Triumph of the Cross. He began by quoting...

Religious freedom week

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The bishops of the United States invite us to observe Religious Freedom Week from June 22 to 29, which is from the memorial of...

Afghanistan and Haiti

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On the feast of the Assumption, Pope Francis addressed the crowd assembled in St. Peter’s Square after they had prayed together the Angelus. “I...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Laboring for the Lord

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“Don’t wear white after Labor Day.” The Voice of America’s “Learning English” website explains that this tradition developed because white clothing used to be...

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