‘They give their trust entirely to God and are rewarded for it.’

Pope Benedict Sunday pointed to the greatest challenge of surrender. It is the greatest sacrifice, the key to the greatest joy, a life of the fullest freedom: A willing labor and living in service to the Will of God. It’s worth pointing out because the renewal we so desperately need will never happen without it. [Read More...]

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Purification & Healing

Here is a reflection for today: God has created us for himself and, in the words of Saint Augustine, our hearts are restless until they find their rest in him. Even in today’s secularized society, this desire for God continues to make itself felt, above all in the experience of love. In love, which seeks [Read More...]

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Want to Win the Race? Meet these Women. Walk with these Women.

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Our culture has an overwhelming treasure in the rich history of good, strong, dynamic, courageous women who understood the human condition, lived lives of service, sacrifice, rigor, joy and the truest freedom. Catholics begin the month of November every year celebrating the feast of All Saints, a crowd that includes some of the most impressive [Read More...]

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Meet the Women of October

Among the seven canonized today: Kateri Tekawitha: “sustained by her Christian faith and an ardent love of Jesus present in the Eucharist.” Anna Schäffer: “Through Christ she was able to accept the mystery of the Cross in love and gratitude.” Marìa Carmen Sallés y Barangueras: “Her life was fruitful because it was a self-giving life.” [Read More...]

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Did You Hear What Archbishop Lori Had to Say about the Election?

Pass it on. [Read more...]

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‘is faith truly the transforming power in our lives?’

B16 today on the Year of Faith and our lives: The fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council is an important occasion to return to God, to deepen and live with greater courage one’s own faith, to strengthen membership of the Church, “the teacher of humanity,” which, through the proclamation of the [Read More...]

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I am Not Worthy

Rome — “During this Year of Faith may we, like the man in today’s Gospel, have the courage to ask the Lord what more can we do, especially for the poor, the lonely, the sick and the suffering, so as to be witnesses and heirs to the eternal life God promises,” Pope Benedict XVI prayed [Read More...]

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s: The New Evangelization Remake

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Yesterday afternoon, while helping me pick out an outfit for an upcoming out-of-the-ordinary event, a friend pointed out that my earrings looked a lot like rosary beads. Go figure — the one item I own from Tiffany’s turns out to be a subtle reminder of who we are: a pilgrim people with our eyes toward [Read More...]

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