Sharing the Word for January 5, 2022
There is plenty for us to be afraid of, but Jesus encourages us to trust in his power. He who can walk fearlessly over the waves of a storm can also look after us.
Sunday Soundbite for January 9, 2022
The signs accompanying the events of Jesus’ baptism ought to tip us off that something important is happening here. The heavens opening, the voice of the Father commending his “beloved Son” to us, and the presence of the Holy Spirit, all point to a moment of revelation.
Saint John Neumann
Saint John Neumann was the first member of his community, the Redemptorists, to profess vows in the United States. He did missionary work in Maryland, Virginia, and Ohio, and became the bishop of Philadelphia. Noted for his humility and organizational skills, he helped form the Church in the New World.
Faith and Family for January 9: Baptism of the Lord
This week we celebrate the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist, who foretold of Christ’s coming, telling the people that “one mightier than I is coming.”
A Testament to God’s Majesty
“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you. . . . Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this?” (Job 12:7–9)
Omicron response: Some Catholic colleges, universities online a few weeks
In response to the current spike in COVID-19 cases across the United States due to the omicron variant, many colleges and universities have changed plans for the spring semester.