March 2013


Mar312013
Let There Be Light!

Let There Be Light

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Homily of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, Holy Saturday, April 7, 2012 in Saint Peter's Basilica. … At Easter, on...

Mar302013
A Night to Remember

A Night to Remembe

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Last year, during a pilgrimage to Jerusalem to mark our 25th wedding anniversary, my wife Lisa and I had an opportunity to...

Mar292013
Comfort Me by Letting Me Redeem You

Comfort Me by Lett

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It is Friday. All is pitch black darkness. Only a small light comes from bloody footprints on the ground. The stench of...

Mar282013
I Would Do Anything for You

I Would Do Anythin

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Editor's Note:  Today we invite you to spend some time preparing for the beginning of the Holy Triduum with this homily from...

Mar272013
Dear Joseph

Dear Joseph

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Dear Joseph, As I write this we are headlong into the holy season of Lent, the Church's annual springtime. Lent gives us...

Mar262013
Sacred Oils

Sacred Oils

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As we draw nearer to the Sacred Triduum, the parish becomes the focal point of the pious bustle with which we anticipate the...

Mar252013
Semana Santa

Semana Santa

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As Catholics, we celebrate Holy Week together through the liturgies and our big “T” Tradition.  But as a catholic,...

Mar242013
We Must Spread Ourselves Under His Feet

We Must Spread Our

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Did you know that Palm Sunday is World Youth Day?  Usually when we think of World Youth Day our minds go to the large...

Mar232013

Get Carried Up to

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Did you know that every week Mark Hart (aka The Bible Geek) does a reflection on the upcoming Sunday’s Gospel for Faith and...

Mar222013
His Mercy

His Mercy

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Last year during Easter week, my husband, Fred, and I took a trip to the Holy Land to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary....

Mar212013
Entrenching the Word in Our Family

Entrenching the Wo

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Celebrating the Octave of Easter as a Family in the Year of Faith A few days ago as I was meandering through the Catholic...

Mar202013
Virtual Pilgrimage:  The Holy Land

Virtual Pilgrimage

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The skyline of Jerusalem is quite breath-taking as it sprawls over the hills and valleys of Israel.  At the heart of the city...

Mar192013
The Faith of Saint Joseph

The Faith of Saint

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During this Year of Faith, Saint Joseph, the patron of the universal Church, is a wonderful model and intercessor for us. ...

Mar182013
Pope Francis’ New Chair

Pope Francis’

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If you travel to Rome, one of your top priorities, I'm sure, will be visiting St. Peter's Basilica.  There, just under...

Mar172013
For Divine Protection

For Divine Protect

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Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick.  This day is about more than being Irish or wearing green; it is about...

Mar162013
Our Need for Mercy

Our Need for Mercy

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In the Gospel reading, we are looking at the story of the woman caught in adultery.  This is an interesting passage for many...

Mar152013
Apostolic

Apostolic

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857   The Church is apostolic because she is founded on the apostles, in three ways: —she was and remains built on “the...

Mar142013
We are Catholic (and catholic).

We are Catholic (a

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It's a great time to be Catholic.  And catholic.  Yesterday, the world watched as we were blessed with a gift, a new Pope,...

Mar132013
Holy

Holy

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The Church Is Holy 823   “The Church… is held, as a matter of faith, to be unfailingly holy. This is because...

Mar122013
As One

As One

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866   The Church is one: she acknowledges one Lord, confesses one faith, is born of one Baptism, forms only one Body, is...

Mar112013
The Church – People of God

The Church –

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781   “At all times and in every race, anyone who fears God and does what is right has been acceptable to him. He has,...

Mar102013
Bringing Home the Scrutinies

Bringing Home the

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Today we celebrate the 4th Sunday in Lent.  Depending on what Mass you went to, you might have witnessed the second of the...

Mar092013
Two Sons

Two Sons

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Two sons.  The passage concerning these two is found in the 15th chapter of St. Luke.  This 4th Sunday of Lent, we are...

Mar082013
The Holy Spirit at Work in the Church – Part 2

The Holy Spirit at

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Editor's Note: Today we resume with Fr. Mitch Pacwa's “The Holy Spirit at Work in the Church”.  Yesterday, in Part...

Mar072013
The Holy Spirit at Work in the Church – Part 1

The Holy Spirit at

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The Scripture teaches and the Church believes that the Holy Spirit is God, the third Person of the Blessed Trinity. We read in...