- Jun 20, 2021
The celebration of Labor Day this weekend reminds us of the blessing of being able to work, as well as to receive the benefits of the work of others.
The cross stands as the best tutor in the ways of faith, the best exercise in the practice of hope, and the sure companion along the most excellent way of love.
As the consequences of the pandemic play themselves out and an emotional culture of fear and anxiety takes the stage, people are looking for hope. For this very reason, the Lord Jesus gave us his mother as a gift.
Saint Peter’s Basilica is the universal symbol of the Catholic Church. It stands as one of the best “show and tells” of all time since within its walls, and among its artistic treasures, we see multiple depictions and reflections of the truths of the Christian faith. It’s all there!
It is in the distressingly bad news of a fallen world, and amidst the struggles of its darkness, that the good news of the Lord Jesus can be fully seen and more broadly appreciated.
A new Vatican instruction complements other resources to the local parish, as pastors and their pastoral and administrative teams attempt to wade through and navigate the ever-changing world of the coronavirus.
The Christian tradition shows us a loving Father, whose permissive will allows for suffering and pandemics while also giving us a promise of redemption. This saving promise gives us hope, and it is a hope in God himself, who alone can change the world.
For those who know the scrapes and scars of ministry, a diocesan anniversary is an occasion to give public thanks to God and to reinvigorate energies and efforts toward a deeper commitment.