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Bishops’ pilgrimage to the Holy Land seeks ‘Bridges, not walls’

WASHINGTON – Ten bishops made a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land on January 18 – 27, 2018. In reflections issued at the conclusion of the Pilgrimage, they noted the “many walls and some bridges” they encountered as they “sought out those on the peripheries.” The visit, had as its theme, “Bridges, Not Walls,” to help […]

Epiphany of the Lord is Jan. 7

“Sunday Soundbite” is a weekly, 90-second radio homily based on the Sunday readings, written and read by Franciscan Father Greg Friedman.  The following is his homily for the feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, celebrated in 2018 on Jan. 7. “If one phenomenon marks our modern world, it’s instant communication. The message you’re listening […]

Gaudete Sunday is a time for joy and hopefulness

The third Sunday of Advent is known as Gaudete Sunday. It marks the halfway point of Advent. Gaudete is the Latin word for rejoice. The priest may wear a rose-colored or pink vestment instead of purple, as is worn the other three Sundays of Advent. Also, the pink candle is lit on the Advent wreath. […]

Feast day of St. John of the Cross is Dec. 14

John is a saint because his life was a heroic effort to live up to his name: “of the Cross.” The folly of the cross came to full realization in time. “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me” (Mark 8:34b) is the story of John’s life. […]

Dec. 6 is the feast day of the ‘real’ Santa Claus

In our Catholic faith, across the world and in numerous cultures, Dec. 6 is celebrated as the feast of St. Nicholas. The “real” Santa Claus was a remarkable man of the 4th century.  He became a saint of the Roman Catholic faith long before specific canonization dates were recorded by the Church.  His sainthood was […]

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