Posts Tagged ‘Evangelii Gaudium’

Celebrating the Election of Pope Francis: Four Years Later

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin2 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Four years ago today, as a result of an ancient process of prayer, silent reflection and an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Bishop of Rome and thus Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, […] [Read more]

Summer Reading with Pope Francis

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Tweet Share25 Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Many of us look forward to the summer as a time to catch up on our reading. There is always a stack of books and articles on my table, ranging from spiritual works to history to fiction, but one author is always on my reading […] [Read more]

“Come Holy Spirit”

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Tweet Share59 Pin2 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleOn this great Solemnity that we celebrate today, the Church sings out in the ancient Pentecost Sequence, “Come, Holy Spirit, come!” With this plea, we remind ourselves that the Church, which was filled with the breath of life on Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4), is the Spirit-led yet […] [Read more]

Saint Joseph and the Gospel of the Family

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Tweet Share147 Pin +12 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleLeading up to the ordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family this October, which takes up the work begun at the Synod of October 2014, Pope Francis has dedicated a series of his general audience talks to marriage and the family. These magisterial teachings and the […] [Read more]

Raising the Voice of Women in the New Evangelization

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Tweet Share Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble “You must all stand fast in thefaith and love one another, and do not be weakened by what we have gone through.”  These words are taken from the diary of a young mother, Perpetua, who along with her friend Felicity, was martyred in ancient Carthage (modern-day Tunis, […] [Read more]

Celebrating 75 Years of Manifesting the Kingdom

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Tweet Share37 Pin +12 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble In this New Year of 2014, our Archdiocese of Washington will celebrate its 75th anniversary as a family of faith in the nation’s capital and the five surrounding Maryland counties.  This diamond anniversary will offer us a chance to reflect prayerfully on our historic legacy, […] [Read more]

Mary, Mother of God

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Tweet Share122 Pin58 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble As we begin a New Year today, on this Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God, we turn our gaze toward the Blessed Mother of our Lord who is also our mother and model of faith. Like us, Mary was a human being who had […] [Read more]

Christmas Invitations

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Tweet Share26 Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Christmas is an invitation to rejoice in the Good News – our Savior is born.  Looking upon the infant Jesus lying in the manger, our hearts are touched with love and affection for the Lord who gave himself to us, sharing in our human lives […] [Read more]

On the Publication of the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Tweet Share34 Pin4 +1 Email Reddit Share1 Share Yum StumbleThe Joy of the Gospel is not only the name of the first Apostolic Exhortation published by our Holy Father, Pope Francis, but it also describes what seems to radiate from him and is reflected in his words. Pope Francis begins with reminding us that, “The […] [Read more]