Archive for April, 2016

Consensus Exhortation

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Tweet Share78 Pin2 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleOne of the many aspects of the apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, that I find particularly noteworthy is that it expresses the Holy Father’s engagement with the bishops who attended both the 2014 and the 2015 Synods on marriage and all of the material that was a […] [Read more]

On Love in the Family: The Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Tweet Share616 Pin4 +13 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble“The Joy of Love experienced by families is also the joy of the Church.” With these words, Pope Francis begins his post-synodal apostolic exhortation entitled Amoris Laetitia (On Love in the Family), which was signed on March 19, the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, patron of our […] [Read more]

Sobre el Amor en la Familia: Exhortación Apostólica del papa Francisco

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Tweet Share19 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble“La alegría del amor que se vive en las familias es también el júbilo de la Iglesia”. Con estas palabras, el papa Francisco comienza su exhortación apostólica post-sinodal titulada Amoris Laetitia (Sobre el Amor en la Familia), que fue firmada el 19 de marzo, solemnidad de […] [Read more]

Saint John Baptist de La Salle

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Tweet Share Pin2 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Today we celebrate the feast of the patron saint of teachers, Saint John Baptist de La Salle, who offers enduring lessons for today’s Catholic education. This late 17th century priest from Reims, France, devoted his life to educating the poor, founding the famous Institute of […] [Read more]

The Annunciation of the Lord

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Tweet Share154 Pin2 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Traditionally, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord on March 25. But because that date this year was Good Friday, our celebration has been transferred to today. Nevertheless, it is fitting that we pause a moment and reflect upon these two […] [Read more]

The Infinite Blessing of Divine Mercy

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Tweet Share234 Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleStill filled with the joy of our Lord’s Resurrection, on this day the Church sings over and over again “God’s mercy endures forever.” We find this song of praise in Psalm 118, which is the Responsorial Psalm at Mass today. The words capture perfectly the mind […] [Read more]

The Legacy of a Pope of Mercy

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Tweet Share151 Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleTender love and compassion are needed more than ever in our world, yet “we must admit that the practice of mercy is waning in the wider culture,” observes Pope Francis. “In some cases the word seems to have dropped out of use. However, without a witness […] [Read more]