In his 2007 Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis, Pope Benedict XVI reminds us that “the Christian faithful need a fuller understanding of the relationship between the Eucharist and their daily lives. Eucharistic spirituality is not just participation in Mass and devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. It embraces the whole of life.”
As the Church celebrates the life of Martin Luther King Jr., we have a mandate to follow through with the legacy that this great man has left us. It is fitting for this day, and on the holiday on Jan. 20, to remember the famous speech “I Have a Dream,” however, we are called as a Church to make this “Dream” a reality and use these famous words as a call to action.
The loss of a child is the unthinkable, the unimaginable. No one knows how to cope with it until it happens to you, writes Cynthia Colbert, president and CEO of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
“Christ is alive! He is our hope and, in a wonderful way, He brings youth to our world, and everything He touches becomes young, new, full of life. The very first words, then, that I would like to say to every young Christian are these: Christ is alive, and He wants you to be alive!”
“Vive Cristo, esperanza nuestra, y Él es la más hermosa juventud de este mundo. Todo lo que Él toca se vuelve joven, se hace nuevo, se llena de vida. Entonces, las primeras palabras que quiero dirigir a cada uno de los jóvenes cristianos son: ¡Él vive y te quiere vivo!”
La navidad es todo dadiva. Todo se da y nada se reserva. Bien podemos recordar la dinámica de Hechos 20, 35 cuyo mensaje nos recuerda que hay bienaventuranza en el dar, una manera de vivir que se puede encontrar en nuestras propias pascuas navideñas.
The Festival of Santo Niño de Cebu -- rooted in the deep faith of the Filipino people and originating in the Philippines' Cebu province -- finds special Masses, dances and processions taking place in which participants carry a statue of the infant Jesus marking the 16th-century arrival of Christianity in the Philippines.
Enjoying a beautiful December morning of mild temperatures and blue skies, hundreds of costumed dancers swirled about on downtown Houston streets honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day and her Son Jesus.
The names ring out, a diverse mix of African-American, Anglo, Hispanic and other ethnicities. The main commonality was “our mortality,” said interfaith religious leaders about the 105 homeless men and women who died in the streets of Houston in 2019.
Donna Beegle grew up in poverty with her family subsisting on migrant labor work and temporary minimum-wage jobs. She exemplified the majority of Americans on food stamps — white women with children.
Now she has her doctorate in educational leadership, trying to educate a public who mistakenly believe the misconception that blacks and Hispanics are those mostly on welfare.
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