Let’s talk about the significance of 40 days of Lent. Whenever God wanted to prepare someone for his purposes, he took 40 days. • Noah’s life was transformed by 40 days of rain. • Moses was transformed by 40 days on Mount Sinai. • The spies were transformed by 40 days in the Promised Land. […]
By Tony Magliano – In his strong identification with the poor and vulnerable, Jesus makes it perfectly clear that when we meet the needs of these least brothers and sisters, we are ultimately serving him. And when we – as individuals, churches, states and nations – do not adequately meet the needs of the down-trodden, we […]
By Cindy Wooden Thousands of people waited hours outside a Rome church to glimpse the mortal remains of St. Padre Pio and St. Leopold Mandic, two Capuchins popular as miracle workers and known particularly for the long hours they would spend hearing confessions.
“This pope isn’t inventing that,” he insisted. “It’s in the Bible.” By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service A jubilee year that does not open people’s wallets to share what they have with others is not a true jubilee, Pope Francis said. “This pope isn’t inventing that,” he insisted. “It’s in the Bible.”
By Carol Glatz –On the eve of sending off “missionaries of mercy” to all corners of the globe, Pope Francis told his specially appointed men that the reassuring strength of God’s love – not the “bludgeon of judgement” of sinners – will bring the “lost sheep” back to the fold.
In this Year of Mercy we are asked to show mercy to others. I cannot understand how God can be said to show mercy to us when we know that he is a just God and will punish sinners for their offences against his holy will. F Joshua
Today the sense of fasting is diminishing. Seeing fast food restaurants makes our stomachs growl, as though we are angry lions. And yet, we need fasting more than ever in these times, even with these pressing desires for instant gratification.
One cannot have carnival in the middle of Lent, nor Mardi Gras in November My long-suffering wife already sighs when she sees the posters, knowing that the moment I also spot them, I will morph from being the ray of boyish sunshine I think I am into the grumbling grouch whom I increasingly encounter in […]
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- Why 40 Days? February 11, 2016
- The Way of the Cross Continues On February 11, 2016
- Relics of St Padre Pio arrive in Rome for jubilee February 11, 2016
- Pope Francis: Give – I’m not inventing it, it’s in the Bible February 11, 2016
- Pope: Don’t judge Sinners, Help them Come Home February 10, 2016