Justice and Hope Go Hand-in-Hand

“... righteousness must be kind, and you have filled your children with good hope …” (Wisdom 12:18b-19) [...]

Pope Francis: Our heart is the ground upon which the seed of the Word falls

(CNA/EWTN News) On Sunday, Pope Francis said that in the parable of the seed and the sower Jesus invites us to reclaim the ‘soil’ of our hearts by bringing to him, in prayer and Confession, the stones and thorns in need of healing. “Jesus invites us today to look inward: to give thanks for our good ground and to work on the ground not yet […] [...]

The parable of the sower

Where is the seed of faith sown in our hearts? [...]

Pope Francis: Jesus does not take the cross away from us, he carries it with us

(CNA/EWTN News) When life gets hard, Jesus especially invites us to turn to him, Pope Francis said. [...]

Are we willing to become the anawim?

The joy and peace that Jesus gives will surely far outweigh the weight of the yoke. [...]

Pope Francis: Christians must put their relationship with Jesus above all else

(CNA/EWTN News) On Sunday, Pope Francis said that everyone – lay or religious – must put their relationship with Jesus above all else; and striving to do this, even imperfectly, will help them to be like Christ to the world. “People need to perceive that for that disciple, Jesus is truly ‘Lord,’ he is truly the center of his life, the whole of [...]

Family – a Battle Ground or a Sweet and Safe Home Base?

Let's “battle on” as family members - with love; persist in our family way - in faith; and look forward to joining God's Family in heaven one day – out of hope. [...]

Pope Francis: Gospel is the only strength for Christians

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said that following Christ means taking a path contrary to that of the world, and being prepared to suffer because of this; though we have hope because of God’s constant presence. [...]

Do Not Be Afraid

As Christians, the foundation of our strength lies in our conviction that Christ's “free gift in the grace of one man” surpasses all trials and tribulations (Rm 5:15). [...]

Pope Francis: “Don’t think holiness is for you? The saints can help”

On Wednesday, Pope Francis said the saints show us that despite what we might think, holiness is possible for everyone, and we should call on them for help in living out our vocations. [...]

Whose fault is it of not knowing the truth?

The inability to understand the truth is largely a result of arrogance, not ignorance. [...]

Pope Francis: God’s love is free and unconditional, no matter what

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday, Pope Francis said that God’s love isn’t something we earn or deserve by our good works, but that it is free and unconditional – no matter what. [...]