The Church sets the Advent season of preparation to see the Lord in what might seem the worst of times for reflection and stillness. It is good to wait in silence for the saving help of the Lord.
As the number of priests continues to decline, we will be asking the Holy Spirit to help us map out the next generation of parish life.
Legalizing assisted suicide undermines the social contract with, and commitments by, the medical community of healers to help the sick and protect the vulnerable.
During the Eucharistic Revival, this familiar Mass text is worth a closer look.
“At the core of the Eucharist is the sacrifice of Christ. The Revival reminds us that sacrifice is also the pattern of our discipleship.”
“While a ‘celebration of life’ inherently looks back on a life now ended, the Christian funeral does that but much more.”
“A familiar anonymous saying puts it: ‘Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting it to hurt the other person.'”
“We still spontaneously associate breath with life — and this is an important hint into the Holy Spirit,” says Father Tom Knoblach.