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A reflection for the 4th Sunday, Lent, Year B. The readings are 2 Chronicles 36:14-17a, 19-23; Psalm: 137, Ephesians 2:4-10 and John 3:14-21. Picture it: Nicodemus was a Pharisee and a religious leader; perhaps a member of the Jewish Council, the Sanhedrin. It’s the Feast of Passover and Jesus is in Jerusalem. All eyes are on Him. Nicodemus is ...read more
This week, on a special edition of the SLHour, we speak with Emeritus Auxiliary of San Francisco, Bishop Ignatius Wang, first Chinese Bishop of the United States, and we meet singer/songwriter Cooper Ray. Deacon Dennis Lambert tells us about his novel The Table and about the challenges in publishing Catholic Fiction and we reconnect with the ...read more
At 5:00 this afternoon in the Vatican Basilica, Pope Francis presided over the Rite of Reconciliation of several penitents with individual confession and absolution. Below is the homily pronounced by the Holy Father during the Liturgy of the Word of today’s Penitential celebration. ...read more
Every one of us, in a small way, can make a difference in someone else’s life. Read a short reflection on the importance of Almsgiving during the Lenten Season. ...read more
Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year B – March 11th, 2018 The Gospel for the Fourth Sunday of Lent (Year B) features a nocturnal conversation between two important religious teachers: on the one hand a notable “teacher of Israel” named Nicodemus, and on the other, Jesus whom this Nicodemus calls a “teacher from God.” Nicodemus came ...read more
If you’re Catholic you do it all the time. If you’re not Catholic, you probably have noticed us making this sign: right hand to our forehead, then down to our chest, then over to the left shoulder and ending with the right shoulder as we say the words: “In the name of the Father, the ...read more