Making a Holy and Productive Lent: Do We Love Christ More After Lent than We Did Before?

On Quinquagesima Sunday, the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, the priest who celebrated Mass for us put the ultimate goal for Lent rather simply: When Easter comes, will we have grown in our love for Christ compared to what it was when Lent started? Three things that will help in achieving this end, which can be … Continue reading Making a Holy and Productive Lent: Do We Love Christ More After Lent than We Did Before?

Remember Thou Art Dust, and To Dust Thou Shalt Return

Today we begin the solemn season of Lent. We begin it by going to Mass and receiving on our foreheads the ashes burnt from palms used the previous Palm Sunday. We do this to remind ourselves and acknowledge to the whole world that we are sinners in need of repentance and God's grace. It also … Continue reading Remember Thou Art Dust, and To Dust Thou Shalt Return

Now What? A Catholic Response to the New Administration

Yesterday was both a tragic and happy day in American history. Tragic because we know the incoming administration will undo all of the good things that our former president did during his time in office, most notably all of the pro-life measures that were previously put in place will reportedly be struck down by new … Continue reading Now What? A Catholic Response to the New Administration