Browsing Category

Faith

Finding God in his Creation

Blessed are you in the firmament of heaven, praiseworthy and glorious forever. (Daniel 3:56) During my childhood, we lived in the countryside in a house set on top of a hill. Sometimes in the middle of the night, my father would shake us…

The blessing of a forgiving heart

by Fr. Eamon Tobin When you stand to pray, forgive anyone against whom you have a grievance, so that your heavenly Father may in turn forgive you your transgressions. (Mark 11:25) In silence, let’s all think ... of a person with whom we are…

Way of Beauty: Blessed is She

by Gina Loehr Elizabeth filled with the holy Spirit” (Luke 1:41). So Luke tells us in his Gospel account of the Visitation. As her cousin Mary greets her, the elderly woman, who is nonetheless great with child, speaks through the power of…

The legacy of Laudato Si’

by Tom Hoopes Five years after the encyclical Laudato Si’ was promulgated by Pope Francis, it has left its unusual mark. What other encyclical has ever been translated into operatic classical music? Laudato Si’: A Franciscan Magnificat…

The great leap

by Matt Archbold I recently told my wife it’s been difficult finding the money for our oldest to go to college while also paying for Catholic school tuition — as well as saving for eventual bail for our 10-year-old. The 10-year-old in the…