Form your conscience in advance of the November election, with help from Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde.
Gospel Commentary
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In the Gospels, Jesus repeatedly taught His disciples about prayer. As His disciples today, we take note of this, because it alerts us to the necessity of prayer in our own lives. This Sunday, we … more
“If you are baptized, then you’re a missionary.” So goes one of the announcements on the Eternal Word Television Network. To be baptized into the church is not just to become a member but to … more
“It is the Lord’s blessing that brings wealth” (Prv 10:22). In the time of Jesus, it was a common belief that wealth on earth was a sign of God’s favor. God granted success and wealth to many … more
In his recent exhortation on family life, Pope Francis wrote, “The Bible is full of families, births, love stories and family crises. This is true from its very first page with the appearance of … more
The mercy parables of St. Luke invite us to a party. Better said, the mercy parables of St. Luke invite us to celebrate. The first two celebrations might seem unusual. Most of us have never been to a … more
Jesus is not a fan of hatred. In fact, in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus says, "You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your … more
In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus preaches on humility. The frequency with which Our Lord addresses this topic indicates the importance of this virtue in the pursuit of sanctity. It is not out of line … more
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside … more
When we are attentive to the words and teachings of Jesus, we grow accustomed to hearing things which strike us as strong. Today we hear Jesus saying that he came to set the earth on fire and to … more
A young person from one of our Youth Apostle programs explained his faith journey this way: “When I was young, I went to church with my family but my faith in God was not very important to me. In … more
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