Archive for November, 2016

The Testimony of Mercy of Saint John Paul II

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Tweet Share Pin1 +12 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble In announcing the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis pointed specifically to his holy predecessor, saying, “Let us not forget the great teaching offered by Saint John Paul II in his second encyclical, Dives in Misericordia,” explaining that he had highlighted how the theme of […] [Read more]

Faith and Trust in the Goodness of God: The Mercy of Christian Hope

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Tweet Share Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Mercy, said Pope Francis in proclaiming this Jubilee Year, is “the bridge that connects God and man, opening our hearts to a hope of being loved forever,” it is “the force that reawakens us to new life and instills in us the courage to look […] [Read more]

Election Day Prayer

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Tweet Share Pin +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble As people of faith, we know the imperative of God’s presence in our lives and in the world. We know the vital importance of prayer. If our efforts toward the common good are to bear fruit, if we want to help make a better world […] [Read more]

Partners for the Common Good

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Tweet Share Pin +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble It is fair to say that many of us will be very happy to see this election cycle come to a conclusion. This election season has been difficult and contentious in a number of areas, including the question of faith.  At times, rather than a […] [Read more]

Evangelization Through Fostering Community in Our Archdiocesan Church

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

Tweet Share Pin +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleAs anyone who has been part of a planning process knows, the work only bears fruit if there is a strategy in place to ensure that the recommendations made will actually be put into effect. Thus, following the close of our Archdiocesan Synod on Pentecost Sunday […] [Read more]

Making Moral Choices

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Tweet Share Pin +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Every waking hour of our lives, we are constantly making decisions about what we do. In making moral choices, we are guided by our conscience, that inner voice of the Spirit that keeps reminding us to do good even though there may be enticing reasons […] [Read more]

All Souls Day and Our Faith and Hope in the God of All Consolation and Mercy

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Tweet Share Pin2 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble On November 2, the day after All Saints Day, the Church celebrates All Souls Day, which officially is called the Commemoration of All Faithful Departed.  Those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith are part of our spiritual family that cherishes […] [Read more]