Archive for October, 2014

Saint John XXIII and the Continuity of Truth in Charity

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

When Saint John XXIII opened the Second Vatican Council on October 11, 1962, he knew that he would not live much longer, having been diagnosed with cancer, but he was prepared.  He had given himself over entirely to God long before, humbly abandoning himself to loving Providence while seeking holiness during his pilgrim journey on […] [Read more]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Domestic violence has been in the news a great deal over the past several months because of a number of high profile cases involving professional football players. A part of the discussion has been the role of the National Football League in handling this matter. What might also be helpful is more information on resources […] [Read more]

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Mission of the Church

Monday, October 6th, 2014

The task of living our Catholic faith as missionary disciples is particularly challenging today with all the currents of secular culture and the pressures that confront us. But as our Archdiocesan Synod understood, we have not been left alone. The Holy Spirit has come to dwell with us as Advocate, Consoler, Truth and Love, as […] [Read more]

Each of Us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Like the Child Jesus, who is “forever the sign of God’s tenderness and presence in our world . . . today too, children are a sign. They are a sign of hope, a sign of life,” said Pope Francis during his visit earlier this year to Bethlehem. “Wherever children are accepted, loved, cared for and […] [Read more]

The Church’s Mission of Mercy to Families

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

“This saying is hard, who can accept it?”  Here in John’s Gospel we read the response of many disciples to Jesus’s beautiful exposition on the Eucharist. Jesus is telling the crowd that eternal life will be found by those “who eat his flesh and drink his blood” (John 6:60).  In the face of one of […] [Read more]