Sharing the Word for October 7, 2020
Both Luke’s and Matthew’s versions of the Lord’s Prayer teach us how we are to address God, but also describe the kind of God we are to address.
Sunday Soundbite for October 11, 2020
Today’s Gospel reading provides a definite warning for Christians of any age. We must take the Kingdom–and our participation in it–very seriously.
Our Lady of the Rosary
The rosary is a truly Catholic devotion. It is a form of prayer and meditation in honor of Mary and celebrates the mysteries of Jesus’ and Mary’s lives. It has been called a miniature catechism highlighting the key events of our faith. Our Lady of the Rosary remembers Mary’s intercession and celebrates this popular devotion.
‘David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet,’ streaming on Netflix
“The natural world is fading. It’s happened in my lifetime. I’ve seen it with my own eyes. This film is my witness statement.” That’s the sobering message of “David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet.”
True prayer leads to concrete acts of love, pope says
Prayer isn’t about closing oneself in a room with God “to put makeup on your soul — that’s not prayer, that’s fake praying; to pray is to face God and allow yourself to be sent by him to help a brother or sister,” Pope Francis said.
Pope: Pandemic revealed world's false securities, lack of cooperation
In facing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the efforts of the scientific community can serve as an example for the world on the importance of working together for the common good, Pope Francis said.