It can be tricky to transform long-standing traditions, especially when it comes to the holidays. But it also brings a breath of fresh air to let the Holy Spirit inspire our exchanges of love in new ways.
Sometimes we ask for a sign, something clear and unambiguous: a rainbow at the right place, a text message at the right time. In practice, though, signs can be confusing, and we can easily treat them more as acts of superstition than faith.
We continue to focus on our diocesan community: 87% of the news and feature stories that we published in 2019 focused on local people, issues and topics; 81% of the reflections and catechetical columns were written by Catholics from our diocese.
For years Montgomery Ward had bought coloring books and distributed them at stores as a Christmas giveaway. This time around executives decided to save money by creating their own booklet – and asked Robert May to write it.