At first glance, the liturgical season of Advent looks rather similar to the liturgical season of Lent.
Bishop James Golka on Monday afternoon offered his “deepest sympathies and prayers” to all those affected by a mass shooting in Colorado Springs on Saturday, Nov. 19, saying it’s especially troubling that the shooter appeared to target the LGBTQ community.
Mike Rauh, 75, a lifelong Catholic from City Island (the Bronx), runs his 43rd New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 6. A native of Queens, Rauh especially likes running through Brooklyn where seeing the numerous church steeples gives him a boost.
We honor Mary throughout this month of August. For starters, we celebrate two important feast days that are linked together by an octave.
There is a brief section in Learning to Pray by Father James Martin, S.J, dealing with centering prayer. Because I have been doing centering prayer every day for more than 20 years I thought I would be very familiar with whatever Father Martin wrote about centering prayer. Actually reading Father Martin’s remarks turned out to be a special grace for me.
Parishioners flocked to St. Brigid Church on Saturday for a Mass for the repose of the soul of Father Jorge Ortiz-Garay, their beloved late pastor, on the first anniversary of his death from complications of COVID-19.
She is known as “Denver’s Angel of Charity” and she might just become the first African American saint in the Catholic Church.
Experiences in grammar school can positively influence a person for the rest of one’s life. This was certainly true for me. In 1965 I graduated from Sacred Heart Grammar School in East Glendale. I had an extremely positive experience as a little child in that parish school, and in the country-style church that is Sacred Heart. The Dominican Sisters, who taught my siblings and me, planted the seeds in us to be lifelong Catholics who appreciated our faith.
In a Twitter message posted early Friday morning, President Trump announced that he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus.