Posts Tagged ‘witness’

The Beauty of the Church Seen in the Fourth Annual White Mass

Friday, October 18th, 2013

“God is in every person’s life,” Pope Francis reminds us in his interview in America magazine. Then he challenges us, “You can, you must try to seek God in every human life.” At 11:30 a.m., this coming Sunday, at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle, our local Church will celebrate one of the most […] [Read more]

Reflections on the Creed: “I believe in the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.”

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

The Father so loved us that he sent his Son to redeem us.  Jesus so loved us that he died and rose again for our salvation.  To continue the work of redemption he selected Apostles upon whom he would build his Church, his new Body, which would have as its responsibility the task of carrying […] [Read more]

Sharing the Faith

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

For the first disciples who encountered the Lord, their lives were never the same. This is also true for us as Jesus’ disciples today. As agents of the New Evangelization, we are called to renew and deepen our faith, grow in confidence in its truth, and share it with others in ways that are urgent, […] [Read more]

Growing in Confidence in the Truth of the Faith

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Our Church of Washington has been engaged for some time now in reflection on the New Evangelization. We are exploring how clergy and laity can discover fresh resources, open original avenues and summon new strength to advance the Good News of the Lord. One challenge some of us have encountered at one time or another […] [Read more]

Knowing Our Catholic Faith

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

We are now midway through the Year of Faith, which was designated so that we might revitalize our belief in the saving message of Jesus and his Church.  Many people have accepted this invitation, recognizing that they have forgotten certain aspects of the faith or, because of inadequate catechesis or cultural influences, never really learned […] [Read more]

Saint Catherine of Siena

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Part of the Easter season is a celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism.  At each Mass, the Easter Candle is lit, and the baptismal font is placed front and center or richly decorated throughout the fifty days of Easter.  In Baptism, we receive the gift of new life won for us in Jesus’ death and […] [Read more]

Homily from Mass with George Washington University Students

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

On Sunday, April 14, I delivered the following homily at a Mass with GWU students in support of their chaplain, Fr. Greg Shaffer. Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, it is always a pleasure for me to come to this campus ministry program Mass here at Saint Stephen’s Church that serves all of you who are […] [Read more]

“Go out!”

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

At his first general audience on March 27 in Saint Peter’s Square, Pope Francis repeated a phrase worth remembering and living: “Go out!” A few days before Easter, our new Holy Father was reflecting on what it means to live our faith during Holy Week, and in a deeper sense, to walk with Jesus every […] [Read more]

Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Just over two weeks ago, we witnessed the election of a new Chief Shepherd – Pope Francis.  The Chair of Peter is once more filled.  Now on Easter Sunday, with joy and exaltation, the entire Church throughout the world proclaims once again, as it has done for two millennia, “Christ is Risen!”  You and I […] [Read more]

The Next Generation of Pro-Life Disciples

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

The coming of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles in the Upper Room at Pentecost was a palpable thing, as the Acts of the Apostles 2:1-3 describes: “There came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind,” and then the Holy Spirit came to rest on each of them as tongues of fire. […] [Read more]