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Yesterday, many of us had the sign of the cross marked on our foreheads with blessed ashes. For some, it might be the only day in the year in which their faith is on display. By being marked with … more
In his “Apostolic Letter to All Consecrated People,” Pope Francis cuts to the quick about the only acceptable way to respond to the Good News: “The Gospel is demanding: it demands to be lived … more
Life is good. Life is very good. This is one of the most fundamental principles of our Christian faith. “God looked at everything He made, and found it very good” (cf. Gen 1:31). This reality … more
What is it about the beginning of a new year that prompts us to make resolutions, to set out and “start again?” Whatever “it” is, the marking of a new year prompts us, in fact, to reflect … more
A marriage is not built on a bottle of fine wine or a velvet box cradling expensive jewelry. As a reminder that the meaning of marriage surpasses even the most artfully arranged bouquet, the diocesan … more
What is it about the beginning of a new year that prompts us to make resolutions, to set out and “start again?” Whatever “it” is, the marking of a new year prompts us, in fact, to reflect … more
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus, Each year as the Solemnity of Christ's Birth draws near, I am reminded of what Saint Paul wrote to the Christian community in Corinth: "though He was … more
There is a five-day period in Advent which is bookended by important days commemorating the Blessed Virgin Mary’s special role in our salvation: On Dec. 8 we celebrate the Solemnity of the … more
Count your blessings: an age-old maxim passed down to children in every generation. As we mature, we realize that this lesson which we were taught in our youth was not given to us so that we would … more
In my experience, the transition from summer to autumn tends to evoke a variety of emotions. The crispness of the air and the vibrant colors of the leaves awaken in me an appreciation for my life, … more
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