Pope Francis’ prayer to Our Lady, Health of the Sick, to implore her protection during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign […]
Ash Wednesday is 26 February this year. To learn about Ash Wednesday, I spoke with Father Jesus Ma Mena Isla, OAR. Fr. Isla is the pastor of Guardian Angel Catholic Church; the other is Rev. Bestian is the pastor of Ascension Lutheran Church.
Robert Dinsmoor explains how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints came to be.
When I walk into any Catholic Church I am drawn, inexplicably to the Tabernacle. It is, for me, a place of peace and quiet in a busy and chaotic world. It is a sense of peace that simply cannot be found anywhere else. That is because of the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.
Chalking the doorway is done as a blessing. A blessing for the home, for those who live there, for those who might come and visit. It’s a reminder of God’s presence in our lives and dedication, to Him, of everything that will happen throughout the year to God.
“It’s like a second Christmas,” said Bianca, a ten-year-old who is looking forward to attending a celebration at her Aunt’s house. “Maybe we get the baby Jesus from the Rosca de Reyes.”
“It ain’t right,” said Rogelio (not his real name) an inmate in a federal prison that I’ve been meeting and helping. “It ain’t right that I come to know who Jesus Christ is, the Blessed Mother is, and the doors close to me all just because I am in prison.”
There are many misconceptions about what the Missionaries do and why they do it. I’ve heard so many different explanations, as to why these young men and women serve a Mission. The ideas range from getting a free college education to not being able to get married or buy a home if they don’t serve a Mission. We spoke with Sister Dean and Sister Albrecht to learn about them and what they do.
What does the Cross of Christ mean to you? I spoke with a few people to see what it means to them.
As I was sitting there, in silence, I found I was left with my thoughts and my conscience. All at once I found my mind racing and searching. I was beginning, without any prompting, thinking about my beliefs and my relationship with God, and where I fit in with His plans.
“When I’m out here, outside in the free world and I have a bad day,” says Greg Swann, pastor of Del Sol Sanchez. “And you know, pastors have bad days, just like everybody has a bad day, okay? And when I have a bad day – I go to the prison because that’s my happy place.”