Posts Tagged ‘throwback thursday’

Throwback Thursday: The Sign of Our New Life in Christ

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

“Your brother will rise.” These encouraging and comforting words spoken by Our Lord to Martha, grief-stricken at the death of her brother Lazarus, are part of one of the most familiar and inspiring Gospel stories.  This story of the raising of Lazarus, which was heard last Sunday on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, prepares us […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: The Unique Genius of Woman in the Church and Society

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

The beginning of March, which is Women’s History Month, includes the feast days of some remarkable women, giving us an opportunity to celebrate again the nature and dignity of women, and recognize the indispensable role they have played in salvation history and in the transmission of the faith.  This includes the many great women in […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: Love and the Priesthood

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, giving thanks to God for the mission he entrusted to the Apostle Peter and his successors, including now, Pope Francis. Above all else, the Petrine ministry is one of love.  Indeed, while God calls people to a variety of walks of life – […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: The Sacrament of Conversion

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

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, our churches are open 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 usual […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: Saint Josephine Bakhita, Witness of Hope for Victims of Human Trafficking

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Saint John Paul II canonized Saint Josephine Bakhita in the Great Jubilee Year 2000 and her journey to sainthood was a remarkable one.   Abducted and sold into slavery as a young girl, she endured beatings and brandings, but eventually she found freedom from enslavement.  Her family name unknown, upon her baptism into the Catholic […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: Women Religious Manifest the Faith and Love of the Virgin Mary, Bride and Mother

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

When we look to the scene of the Annunciation, we find the archangel Gabriel sent by God to a humble daughter of Israel, Mary.  She is told of God’s plan for her, and on her response would depend the fate of all mankind.  Here was the focal point of all creation, “the fundamental event in […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: Mercy and the Conversion of Saint Paul

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

When we first encounter Saint Paul, he is supporting the unjust killing of Saint Stephen, providing aid and encouragement by watching over the cloaks of the stone throwers (Acts 7:58).  He was at that time a Pharisee known as Saul and we read in the New Testament how he had wanted to destroy the nascent […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: Martin Luther King and Working for Christian Unity

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

This week, our nation celebrates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.  Although he is best known as a civil rights leader, he also played a vital role in the important work of Christian unity. On the night before his Passion, Jesus fervently prayed to the Father that his disciples might all be one, just as he […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: The Mercy of Hospitality

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Travel to any community in the country and you will likely find motels, hotels and restaurants that are happy to provide you – for a price – a room for the night or a hot meal.  So extensive is the modern hospitality industry that some schools even offer degrees in managing these services.  It is […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: The Public Revelation of the Savior of the World

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Before the invention of satellites or digital compasses and the Global Positioning System, travelers, navigators and mariners looked to the stars for guidance. The Gospel of Matthew tells us about one particular star, the Star of Bethlehem, which pointed to the Lord Jesus and guided the Magi from the East (Matthew 2:1-2, 9-11).  Following the […] [Read more]