Archive for December, 2012
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 [...]
For the person who has everything. The one thing you can never get enough of (at least in this life) is holiness.Why not give the “Spiritual Gift Pack” for the friend or family member who is progressing steadily in their spiritual journey? This excellent collection includes Ralph Martin’s modern classic The Fulfillment of all Desire and its accompanying Study [...]
Just a few days ago the U.S. Supreme Court announced that in 2013 it will hear two cases involving the redefinition of marriage (the cases will challenge the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8). Although the cases will likely not be resolved until this summer, this ongoing conversation in our culture needs [...]
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.
This year’s unusually short season of Advent gives us just three weeks and one day to prepare for the coming of Christ on Christmas day. CUF’s Faith Fact on Advent and Christmas traditions (found here) gives great advice on observing this liturgical season. Here are three simple ways to enter prayerfully into the season of [...]