Posts Tagged ‘Lent’

Moses and the Exodus, the Mighty Deeds of God and Us

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble To better understand our Lenten journey of hope toward the Risen Jesus, Pope Francis said in his general audience on Ash Wednesday that we must refer to the fundamental experience of the first Passover and the Exodus from Egypt, which prefigured our definitive salvation in […] [Read more]

Embracing the Mercy of God during Lent

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin2 +12 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleYesterday we celebrated the fourth anniversary of the election of Pope Francis as Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ and Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church. The Gospel for the day, Monday of the Second Week of Lent, was from Saint Luke where it is […] [Read more]

Ask the Cardinal: The Last Things Revisited in Light of Lent

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Experience shows that answers to questions tend to prompt more questions.  So it is with last month’s series on the Last Things.  As we proceed toward the Paschal Mystery of our Lord’s passion, death and resurrection, which are offered to us for our own redemption […] [Read more]

Going to Confession

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin2 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble The sacrament of Confession is the outward manifestation of God’s mercy.  Also called Penance or Reconciliation, the sacrament lavishly benefits the one who seeks it, costs nothing and takes little time. Yet many Catholics do not often go.  Why? For some it is embarrassment or […] [Read more]

The Penitential Practices of Lent

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Tweet Share Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble The Lenten season is a time for getting our lives in order and turned in the right direction as together the Church makes the ascent up to Jerusalem and the Upper Room and Calvary and the empty tomb. It is a calling to conversion and […] [Read more]

The Light is ON this Lenten Season

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Tweet Share Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Just as the Church has special days for feasting, today, we enter into the great season of fasting.  The Sign of the Cross will be traced with ashes on our foreheads as an outward sign of our inner poverty and hunger, and we begin penitential […] [Read more]

Time and Eternity – the Blessing of One More Day

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Tweet Share71 Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble “If only I had more time – another day in the week or more hours in the day to get done all that I need to do!” This is a common refrain of busy parents, students facing project deadlines and pastors at busy parishes. Probably […] [Read more]

Ways to Pray: Fasting, Almsgiving and Service

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

Tweet Share64 Pin1 +16 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble As Catholics, we have built into our devotional lives certain periods of special prayer and practices such as fasting, almsgiving and service. It all begins, of course, with prayer, with our personal, active, living raising of heart and mind to God. But here we mean […] [Read more]

The Light is ON for You Again!

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Tweet Share59 Pin +16 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble This Lenten season marks the tenth year of a special kind of homecoming in the Church of Washington – “The Light Is ON for You” campaign, which invites people to come home to any Catholic church on Wednesday evenings during this time of spiritual preparation […] [Read more]

Lent in the Jubilee Year of Mercy

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Tweet Share491 Pin1 +12 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Each Ash Wednesday, I open the season of Lent by celebrating Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle. As the liturgy unfolds here and throughout the area, we see an inspiring witness of faith. Ash Wednesday is always quite popular, with large numbers […] [Read more]