03/27/2015

This weekend we move into Holy Week, the most sacred part of the Liturgical year. Though we've been preparing for Christ's death and resurrection all through Lent, our preparation becomes even more focused during this short time. There's so much that goes on during Holy Week, we thought a guide to the special traditions and liturgies would be useful. 

03/25/2015
The Virgin of the Annunciation - Fra Angelico

Today we celebrate Mary's great YES to God at the Annunciation - bringing about the Incarnation of our Lord.

03/20/2015

Pope Francis has offered us a lot of advice on how to be better Christians and people. He's also taken a hard look at some practices among the faithful that have long been accepted in different forms, but that are bad for spiritual health.

03/18/2015

During Lent, we're called as Christians to practice prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Mostly we understand why we take on these disciplines. The benefits of prayer are obvious, as are the benefits of almsgiving: giving resources of time and money to the poor and to our communities.

03/14/2015

I have become all things to all, to save at least some. All this I do for the sake of the gospel, so that I too may have a share in it. -1 Corinthians 9:22-23

 

03/13/2015

There are not one hundred people in the United States who hate The Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be. -Venerable Fulton Sheen

 

03/13/2015

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength. -Saint Francis de Sales

 

03/12/2015

No believer in Christ, no institution of the Church can avoid this supreme duty: to proclaim Christ to all peoples. -Pope Saint John Paul II

 

03/11/2015

St Joseph is a very special, and often overlooked Saint. Adopted father of Jesus and husband to Mary, Joseph was the protector of the Holy Family. Joseph showed mercy to Mary when he didn't understand how she came to be with child. He ensured that Jesus had a safe place to be born, and that Mary and Jesus had a safe place to live their lives.

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