Posts Tagged ‘hope’

Violence And Death Will Not Have The Last Say

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

It was only a few short weeks ago that the nation mourned the horrific violence in Las Vegas and today we are again confronted with the news of another mass shooting, this time at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.  Initial reports indicate that more than two dozen worshipers were killed and another two dozen […] [Read more]

The Love of God will Prevail over Evil

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

The nation is waking up this morning to horrific news – a mass shooting in Las Vegas that has left at least 50 people dead and over 200 wounded. This is a time for all of us, the whole nation, to pray for them, their families and friends. Such senseless acts of deadly violence boggle […] [Read more]

The Mystery of Death and the Blessing of Christian Hope

Monday, February 13th, 2017

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 emotions to work through; fear, sadness, despair, anger to name […] [Read more]

Papal Visit of Pope Benedict XVI in 2008

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

As 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 theme of Pope Benedict’s apostolic journey to the United […] [Read more]

Saint Nicholas and Our Contemporary Christmas Culture

Friday, December 6th, 2013

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 secular voice of commercialism. But as Pope Francis says, “Do […] [Read more]