Posts Tagged ‘Reconciliation’

The Sacrament of Conversion

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

In what has become a tradition during Lent in our parishes in the Archdiocese of Washington, as well as in the neighboring Diocese of Arlington, Wednesday evenings are set aside for the Sacrament of Reconciliation with The Light is ON for You campaign. These special moments to receive God’s mercy are in addition to the […] [Read more]

The Social Dimension of Sin and of Redemption

Monday, February 16th, 2015

The first reading for today’s Mass is the story of Cain killing his brother, Abel (Genesis 4:1-15). It is a tale of sibling rivalry, jealousy and murder. Because of these themes and the fact that it is also the tale of the first human family, it is one of the Bible’s best-known stories which often […] [Read more]

Going Back to School – It’s Not Just for Kids

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

As the days of summer draw to a close – at least according to the calendar, if not the thermometer – we turn our attention to the beginning of yet another school year.  Many adults I know whose school days ended long ago still appreciate having their own “school supplies” – pens, notebooks, reading lists, […] [Read more]

Clearing a Space for Christ during Advent

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

What is on your list?  It is a familiar question at this time of year.  Parents ask it of children, spouses ask it of one another, colleagues bring it up over coffee at the office.  Some of us make lists of gifts we need to purchase, Christmas cards we want to send, groceries we need […] [Read more]