Question: I recently had the Church’s practice of indulgences explained to me. How does the Church have the authority to grant indulgences? And, since one of the requirements for an indulgence is detachment from sin, how can we know if our hearts are properly disposed to receive an indulgence? Many
May 8, 2011 By Terrance Callan Third Sunday of Easter: Acts 2:14, 22-33; 1 Peter 1:17-21; Luke 24:13-35. We often have difficulty understanding a new or unexpected experience. We recognize that something has happened to us, but we do not know exactly what it is. It is only when we
April 13, 2011 By Father Timothy Schehr Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion: Isaiah 50:4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Matthew 26:14 –27:66.
February 11, 2011 By Thomas Callan Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Sirach 15:15-20; 1 Corinthians 2:6-10; Matthew 5:17-37 We enjoy reading books and seeing movies about heroic exploits, but most of our lives do not consist of such things. Our lives are made up of ordinary activities that do not
January 14, 2011 By Father Timothy Schehr Second Sunday in Ordinary Time: Isaiah 49:3-6; 1 Corinthians 1:1-3; John 1:29-34 What did Jesus look like? The answer to that question seems obvious. We have all seen plenty of representations the Lord. We have seen the Lord in paintings, church windows and
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 By Sister Betty J. Lillie, S.C. Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time: 2 Samuel 12:7-10, 13; Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 7, 11; Galatians 2:16, 19-21; Luke 7:36-8:3. During this period of Ordinary Time our liturgical readings remind us of some of the important teachings of our faith tradition.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 By Sister Betty Jane Lillie, S.C. Most Holy Trinity: Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40; Psalm 33:4-6, 9, 18-20, 22; Romans 8:14-17; Matthew 28:16-20 “Did anything so great ever happen before? Was it ever heard of? Did a people ever hear the word of God and live?” (Deuteronomy 4:32-33)