July 22, 2017

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Novena for a Rebirth of Chastity and Purity – Day 5

For all who work in entertainment and the arts

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July 21, 2017

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St. Sharbel Makhlouf, Priest

St. Sharbel Makhlouf

St. Sharbel Makhlouf was born in a small, remote mountain village in northern Lebanon in 1828, and he was baptized in the Maronite Rite, the rite of the Catholic Church based in Lebanon.

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July 21, 2017

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Novena for a Rebirth of Chastity and Purity – Day 4

For all doctors, nurses, and all who work in the fields of medicine and pharmacology

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July 18, 2017

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Novena for a Rebirth of Chastity and Purity – Day 1

For all priests, bishops, cardinals, and our Holy Father

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July 14, 2017

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The Sower: Perseverance in the face of disappointment

Parable of the Sower

Often when we hear the Parable of the Sower (Mt 13:1-9), the point of emphasis is the disciple as rich soil. The metaphor is that the sower is Jesus, the seed is the Word of God, and the soil is the person who receives the Word. The desired outcome is for the listener to be rich and fertile soil, cultivated, soft and receptive, eager to welcome the seed, to let it take root, permeate one’s life, grow and flourish, and produce astonishing results.

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July 7, 2017

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My yoke is easy, my burden light

Get serious, Jesus! You say that your burden is light (Mt 11:30). Hardly! There are many times that I feel crushed by the burdens of life. I have so many responsibilities. There are so many jobs to do. The days are so long. I have to work so hard. The demands are so constant. There are so few breaks. You say the burden is light. I probably should not disagree with the Son of God, but I say that the burdens are huge, sometimes oppressive, and more than I can manage.

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July 7, 2017

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Novena for a Rebirth of Chastity and Purity July 18-26

Join the Marriage, Family and Life Office in praying a novena for chastity and purity in the world.

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June 30, 2017

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Independence Day

Independence Day

July 4th is our greatest civic holiday. It commemorates the unanimous Declaration of Independence of the thirteen colonies that comprised the United States of America in General Congress on July 4, 1776. With the Declaration, a new country was born, and July 4th serves as our nation’s annual birthday celebration.

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