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“The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him” (Luke 4:20). This passage of the Gospel is striking. It always makes us imagine that moment of silence when every eye was on Jesus, in a mixture of wonder and hesitance. ...read more
Last Sunday we listened to the account of the Passion of the Lord. Jesus responds to the sufferings He endures with a virtue that, although it is not considered among the traditional ones, is so important: patience. ...read more
March 21 marks the start of spring and Mother's Day in many countries. It evokes nostalgic memories for me, as it does for many others who celebrate their mothers on this day. ...read more
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How To Stay Awake During The Gospel Readings
Joseph McCullough
March 21, 2024
As most longtime Catholics know, it’s easy to hear the Gospels repeatedly preached on Sundays, but not to understand, remember, or (consequently) truly value any of what you’d just heard. ...read more
We are devoting today’s catechesis to the virtue of prudence. Along with justice, fortitude, and temperance, it is one of the so-called cardinal virtues, ...read more
On January 25, at the annual ecumenical service in Rome that marks the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Pope Francis spontaneously invited Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby to offer remarks after Francis’ own homily. ...read more
In our catechetical journey, after concluding the overview of vices, we look at the opposition of evil: virtue. ...read more
In preparation for the Jubilee Year in 2025, Pope Francis has made 2024 a Year of Prayer, calling us to intensify our prayer life and be strengthened by hope. ...read more
In our catechetical journey on the vices and virtues, today we come to the last of the vices: pride. ...read more
My brothers and sisters: In this month of March, Pope Francis invites us to pray for new martyrs, that those who risk their lives for the Gospel in various parts of the world might imbue the Church with their courage and missionary drive. ...read more