Posts Tagged ‘New Evangelization’

There is a Place for You in the House of the Lord

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Tweet Share Pin +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble As the family of God gathers today on this first Sunday of Advent, we joyfully proclaim again and again in the Responsorial Psalm: “Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord” (Psalm 122). This invitation to go together to God’s house is the […] [Read more]

“The New Evangelization Today”

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Tweet Share112 Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble The pressing task of our time is the New Evangelization. But what exactly is the New Evangelization? What is the message of the New Evangelization? Where and who is the intended audience? What do we seek to accomplish? What is needed for this work of […] [Read more]

Saint Anthony of Padua and the New Evangelization

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Tweet Share168 Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Today we celebrate the feast day of Saint Anthony of Padua, Italy, who was born to a noble family in Lisbon, Portugal, and baptized with the name Fernando. Canonized only a year after his death at the age of 36 on this day in 1231, […] [Read more]

Being Catholic Today: Catholic Identity in an Age of Challenge

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Tweet Share6K Pin4 +1 Email Reddit Share9 Share Yum Stumble On a weekly basis, it seems, there is news of yet another challenge to our freedom to live our Catholic faith. Many of these arise from those social, cultural and political trends that I have discussed previously with respect to our need for a New […] [Read more]

Pope Francis’ Second Anniversary

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Tweet Share83 Pin2 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleSitting there in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Mass celebrated with the new cardinals at the recent consistory, I was touched as Pope Francis said to us, “The way of the Church is not to condemn anyone for eternity; [but] to pour out the balm of […] [Read more]

Their Lenten Journey – and Ours

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Tweet Share174 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble One of the most powerful and inspiring manifestations of the Holy Spirit alive and at work in our community today unfolds during the Rite of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion. As archbishop, I will preside at those ceremonies at the Basilica of the […] [Read more]

The Future is Life

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Tweet Share154 Pin4 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble #iStand4Life is the rallying cry of our young people who will gather early Thursday morning, January 22, for the 2015 Youth Rally and Mass for Life. This inspiring event, which drew tens of thousands last year despite a heavy snow, will be held at two […] [Read more]

Open to the Holy Spirit

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Tweet Share52 Pin9 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble What we celebrate this season is God coming to be with us – to be one of us – walking with us, saving us and sharing divine life with us. Yet while we joyfully await the coming of Jesus at Christmas, we know also that […] [Read more]

Prepared Homily: Mass for Young Adults

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Tweet Share Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleLast Sunday in Rome we concluded, together with our Holy Father, Pope Francis, at a Solemn Mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica the first of two gatherings of bishops from around the world called a Synod, each to be dedicated to the family. The purpose of these […] [Read more]

The Church Celebrates the First Anniversary of Pope Francis

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Tweet Share144 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleIt has been a year since the white smoke appeared from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, and what a year it has been.  Inside the conclave moments earlier there had been intense silence and prayer as the cardinals opened their hearts to the Holy Spirit.  […] [Read more]