Jesus and Abundance
Reflect Today ponder the words of John 10:10: “I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd.” Pray God, help me to let in more—not materials things,but surrendering to more joy, more …
The Gift of Alms
It is hard to depend on other people. We feel ashamed when we are in need and in turn shame those who need help from others, especially if they are “undeserving.”
Sharing the Word for March 2, 2023
Thursday of the First Week of Lent March 2, 2023Daily Reading from the USCCB: Esther C:12, 14-16, 23-25 In today’s First Reading, Queen Esther is preparing to accuse the king’s prime minister of conspiracy. She knows she needs the Lord’s …
Lent with St. Clare: First Thursday
Since St. Clare of Assisi and her sisters never left the convent of San Damiano, it seems this directive could be challenging. Yet Clare still showed her love outwardly through her letters and through service to her sisters.
Dating culture crisis fuels Catholic marriage vocation collapse
Among Catholics, the sacrament of matrimony is in freefall. Over 50 years between 1969 and 2019, Catholic marriages declined 69% even as the Catholic population increased by nearly 20 million, according to Georgetown University’s Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.