If you haven’t made a New Year’s resolution yet, or even if you have, the Holy Family has something to offer you. This year, New Year’s Eve happened to fall on the Feast of the Holy Family, which provided an excellent opportunity for me to reflect on this humble family, and to consider what they can teach us regarding the resolutions we usually make.
One of my favorite things about going to Mass during the Christmas season is seeing the nativity set. My most favorite piece, the one that always mesmerizes me, is the infant Jesus. Continue reading
Today we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany, when the Magi arrive to pay homage to baby Jesus. Matthew’s gospel gives the fascinating account of this event. However, it has been retold so many times, and in so many ways—in plays, poetry, songs—that most people have a distorted view of the events. Here are three “misconceptions.” Continue reading
Did you know that January 1st is the World Day of Peace? This Catholic feast day, which is 50 years old, helps us to focus on building universal peace through active and creative nonviolence. Pope Francis says we all can be artisans of peace. Here are some of his words for this special day. Continue reading
Christmas time means family time. And family time can sometimes mean friction time. We come together with intentions of good will, but as soon as someone says something we disagree with, or does something that offends us, we can be quick to pull out our swords and spears. Continue reading