Posts Tagged ‘hope’

The Mystery of Death and the Blessing of Christian Hope

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Eventually, bodies give out, all biological processes cease and then . . . utter and unsettling stillness of the flesh. Facing the reality of death is one of the hardest moments in life. When it arrives for someone we love, there is a host of […] [Read more]

Papal Visit of Pope Benedict XVI in 2008

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Tweet Share87 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleAs we prepare to host Pope Francis as he comes to the United States later this month, the exhilarating visit of Pope Benedict XVI in 2008 still remains in our memories as a moment of grace for the Church of Washington and for our nation. The […] [Read more]

Saint Nicholas and Our Contemporary Christmas Culture

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Tweet Share19 Pin +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble With Thanksgiving over, the month-long pre-Christmas season begins in earnest.  The sales are also on – in fact, many stores have been decorated for the holidays since mid-October.  It is tempting to think the truth of the Christ Child is again being eclipsed by the […] [Read more]

We are Made for Life, We are Made for Love

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Tweet Share63 Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Going to the outskirts to encounter others, as Pope Francis asks, means confronting those great existential questions, being ready to give a reason for our hope when people ask: Why are we here? What’s the meaning of life? What’s the point of it all? Before […] [Read more]