Dear Brothers and Sisters
Each year, through Mother Church, God “gives us this joyful season when we prepare to celebrate the paschal mystery with mind and heart renewed… as we recall the great events that gave us new life in Christ” ...
The theme of the Jubilee year as pronounced by Pope Francis was Mercy.
To appreciate the theme, one needs to think through the reason why God Almighty, The Omnipotent will send His only Begotten Son to the land of man – The earth.
Catholic tradition sets aside the 40 days prior to Easter as a period of prayer, penance, and repentance. I typically head into Lent like most Catholics do, having chosen a couple of sacrifices that will fulfil my obligations and remind me of the reason for the season.
This year I chose to do something different.
Most of us youth in today's fast moving world are easily thrown off by difficulties and worries.
Some of us use it as an excuse to turn their backs on God and stay away from the Church. They often wonder why they should have to go through all what they are experiencing if God truly loves and cares for them.
Anything worth doing is worth preparing for.
Just imagine that this Lent is going to be different from every other Lent we've experienced. Imagine that there will be many graces offered us this year...
St. Joseph » Feast Day: March 19, May 1 Patron Saint Of: Universal Church
Everything we know about the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus comes from Scripture and that has seemed too little for those who made up legends about him.
Videos Of The Month
Steve Ray "Are You Born Again? A Catholic Response"»
Steve Ray speaks about "Are You Born Again? A Catholic Response" at the Defending the Faith Conference in Steubenville, Ohio.
Pope Francis in the United Arab Emirates»
A look at Pope Francis' remarks during an interreligious gathering in Abu Dhabi.