The story of the loaves and fishes illustrates what God can do with even a small offering.
The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord reminds us that earth is not our permanent home.
March 2023 - Metanoia as the ultimate goal and effect of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving during Lent
Among others, the ultimate goal and effect of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, which the Church exhorts us to carry out during Lent, is metanoia
Msgr. Charles Murphy on the beatification of Pope John Paul I
Catholic schools, from elementary to high school to college, serve as places of formation where students encounter Jesus Christ.
Each and every one of us is called to live out our baptismal universal call to holiness, but how, exactly, do we live out that call?
I truly enjoyed Father Mark Nolette’s “Last Word” in the January issue of the Harvest magazine. I’d like to share something on the Eucharist myself.
In the twenty-second chapter of Matthew’s Gospel, we find a Pharisee, a scholar of the law, testing Jesus by asking him the question: “‘Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?’
This year, we commemorate the 500th anniversary of the beginning of that series of events we call the Reformation. When Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Cathedral on October 31, 1517, he had no intention of damaging the unity of the Church.
When the revised Order of Christian Funerals went into effect in the United States in 1989, one of the new features was the following rubric after the communion prayer and before the final commendation: “A member or a friend of the family may speak in remembrance of the deceased before the final commendation begins.”
Recently, the Holy See promulgated a new instruction regarding cremation, "To Rise with Christ.” By now, I suppose most American Catholics are aware of the fact that cremation is now allowed in the Catholic Church, after many years of being prohibited. That change in the law has been with us since the early 1960’s.
Every now and again, we read about some city or state in our country where a Christian group is fighting to post the Ten Commandments in the statehouse or at the state supreme court or someplace similar, on public land. I always find that odd.
Think back with me about 10-15 years. Maybe you remember Diversity Days. These were days in schools and in businesses, in many places, which celebrated the diversity of our society and urged people to respect the differences which enrich the nation like the many colors of the rainbow.