Archive for December, 2012

“Soul Searching”

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Tweet Share176 Pin5 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble “Soul searching” is a phrase that has received great attention in recent days in blogs, radio talk shows, media commentaries and political discourse.  This introspection grows out of the killing of 20 first-grade children as they attended school in Newtown, Connecticut.  With them were their […] [Read more]

I Proclaim to You Glad Tidings of Great Joy: Today in the City of David a Savior has been Born for You!

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Tweet Share41 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Merry Christmas!  Jesus has the perfect gift for all of us – Himself. Will you accept it? It is a common problem: you want to give something special, something just right, but what do you give to the person who already seems to have everything? […] [Read more]

Reconciliation is the Sacrament of the Year of Faith

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Tweet Share13 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble On the Second Sunday of Advent, we heard John the Baptist imploring, Repent! Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths! If we are to be successful in preparing other people for the Lord during the Year of Faith, we must first straighten […] [Read more]

Building a Civilization of Love

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Tweet Share113 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble  News from Connecticut today of yet another school shooting has shocked us all. It has stopped people in their tracks and has brought a tear to the eyes of many around the world. We grieve for those killed and join with people of all faiths […] [Read more]

At Home with Our Lady of Guadalupe

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Tweet Share10 Pin5 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble When Blessed John Paul II made his first papal pilgrimage to Mexico in 1979, he stood below the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe at her basilica in Mexico City and said simply, “Hail Mary.” Twenty years later, John Paul II made a homecoming to […] [Read more]

En casa con Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Tweet Share28 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble En su primera visita papal a México en 1979, el beato Juan Pablo II, a los pies de la imagen de la Virgen de Guadalupe en su basílica de la Ciudad de México simplemente exclamó “Ave María”. Veinte años más tarde al visitar nuevamente la […] [Read more]

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Tweet Share77 Pin6 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, assumed into heaven.  Each of the four Marian doctrines complements and informs our understanding of the others, such that we might see in this Year of Faith that the […] [Read more]

A Season of Giving

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Tweet Share40 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble The Advent season offers a special time of giving, when we are invited to support the work of the many Catholic ministries that serve the needy in our community. For instance, showing Christ’s love and hope to others is what Catholic Charities does.  As the […] [Read more]

Clearing a Space for Christ during Advent

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Tweet Share61 Pin100 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble What is on your list?  It is a familiar question at this time of year.  Parents ask it of children, spouses ask it of one another, colleagues bring it up over coffee at the office.  Some of us make lists of gifts we need to […] [Read more]