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The following is a homily given by Most. Rev. Jeffrey M. Monforton, Bishop of Steubenville, on the anniversary of the legalization of Roe vs. Wade. A few years ago when I was rector of Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit a number of seminarians approached me and indicated that in this month of January they had [...]
John Allen has ushered in the new year with a recap of the “Top 5 Under-covered Vatican Stories of 2012.” Stories range from the summit on sex abuse crisis to the actual content of the ”Vatileaks” documents. The list, here, is worth looking over.
General: That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in Him. Mission: That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.
On this feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a recent Lay Witness article by Kathryn Jean Lopez reminds us of the many ways the Virgin of Guadalupe remains to carry significant meaning for Catholics in America today: At a time when Catholic lawmakers so often and prominently give voice and momentum to the culture of death—giving [...]
The US Bishops have announced a simple yet purposeful campaign for the Church in America. As a response to the current threats to life, marriage, and religious liberty, Catholics are asked being asked to pray, fast, and do penance for the “rebuilding of a culture favorable to life and marriage and for increased protections of religious [...]
Mike Aquilina, author of the new Emmaus Road book Faith of Our Fathers: Why the Early Christians Still Matter and Always Will, shares the story of St. Ambrose on today, one of the original Four Doctors of the Church , feast day. Check out the video for great insight on this important figure in the Early [...]
General Intention: That migrants throughout the world may be welcomed with generosity and authentic love, especially by Christian communities. Missionary Intention: Christ, light for all humanity. That Christ may reveal himself to all humanity with the light that shines forth from Bethlehem and is reflected in the face of his Church.
The November/December issue of Lay Witness magazine explores the theme of Catholic culture. Undoubtedly there are remarkable signs of hope and renewal in our culture at large, and within the Church, due in part to the encouragement of Pope Benedict, much of the same can be said. In the discipline of Sacred Music, one need look no [...]
Getting to know the Church Fathers means getting to know our own roots. It means knowing more deeply who we are as we learn more and more about who they are. The early Christians are our ancestors, our common genealogy, our family. When we look to our roots, what do we see? That’s what beloved [...]
At long last, Emmaus Road Publishing joyfully announces the release of our latest title, Navigating the Interior Life: Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God by Dan Burke with Fr. John Bartunek. Covering all the ins and outs of spiritual direction (What is it? Who needs it? How do I find a spiritual director?), Navigating the [...]
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