BLOG: Julian Paparella
What do we celebrate at Easter? The whole mystery of Easter can be summarized in a simple phrase: God stretches out his hands. God stretches out His hands between the Cross and the Resurrection, between death and life, between heaven and earth, uniting all of humanity with Himself. more
What is the connection between synodality, Lent, and Easter? In what sense is our journey through Lent and Easter synodal? The answer can be summarized by two key ideas: “walking together” and “transformation.” more
As we journey once again through this season of Lent, let us take a moment to ask ourselves: What is the meaning of Lent? more
As we celebrate 10 years of Pope Francis, our minds go back to the evening of March 13, 2013, when he first appeared on the balcony of Saint Peter’s Basilica. more
Yesterday marked one year after the outbreak of war in Ukraine. We can ask ourselves: what can we do? We are not political leaders who can hold summits or peace talks. We aren’t soldiers on either side of the battlefield. We may feel distant or helpless before the tragic events that have unfolded these past more
What is your reaction when you receive a gift from someone? Do you ever wish they had gotten you something else? Does it sometimes make you feel obligated to give them something in return?  How beautiful it is when a gift doesn’t make us feel disappointed or obligated but deeply grateful, wanting to give in more