Posts Tagged ‘The Light Is ON’

The Light is ON this Lenten Season

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

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 practices aimed toward conversion and purification.  An important part of […] [Read more]

The Sinful Vices that Lead Us to Other Sins

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

In preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, do you ever feel dejected because you just cannot seem to stop committing certain sins? This kind of thinking reminds us that against the virtues which dispose us to do good, deep within us is a tendency to struggle against God so that even with the best of […] [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]

Return to the Lord with Your Whole Heart, for He is Merciful

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Today in many of our churches, the words, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the Gospel,” from the Gospel of Mark (1:15) will be repeated as Catholics have their foreheads signed with ashes to mark the beginning of the 40 days of Lent.  This holy […] [Read more]