During the fall semester, advertisements for high schools and colleges fill the pages of diocesan newspapers as eighth graders and 12th graders – and their families – try to select the place they will.....
At the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic Church committed herself irrevocably to following the path of the ecumenical venture, thus heeding the Spirit of the Lord, who teaches people to interpret carefully the “signs of the times” (Pope St. John Paul II, Encyclical Letter, “Ut Unum Sint,” 1995).
Last October, the Clarion Herald published “A Pastoral Letter on the Death Penalty” by the East St. Tammany-Washington Deanery (https://tinyurl.com/wk9f3kj). Here’s the story of how it came to be, offered as an example of clergy-lay collaboration....
Alyssa explains her drawing: “This is actually the monstrance that we have the host in during adoration. So, I thought what better way to show that than to literally put Christ on a Christmas tree? I came up with the idea for the piece while I was in adoration. I had a vision. As for the berries in the Christmas tree, I had that idea while I was in Mass. For the holidays, my family and I always go to Christmas Eve Mass.
How is your supply of Christmas cheer doing these days? Mine is in rather short supply. Every year around this time I grouse about the Christmas ads in September and the Christmas music in October, the carefully crafted marketing intended to prompt a Pavlovian response of debt-fueled consumerism.
This week the Church celebrates one of her most important, yet misunderstood, solemnities – the Immaculate Conception of Mary. Unfortunately, many Catholics mistakenly believe this celebration refers to Christ himself rather than to our Blessed Mother.
Throughout the first quarter, my classmates and I have learned the history of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, who founded Brother Martin, and their current effect on us. Pairing with what we have learned about the Brothers in our religion class, the Eighth Grade Day of Reflection took place at St. Stanislaus College, a Brothers’ school in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
Next Monday, May 27, is Memorial Day. This day, dating back to the carnage of the Civil War, has been set aside for more than 50 years as an official U.S. federal holiday to remember and honor those who have died in service.
On a recent Sunday, Evan let out some noise during the Mass, even as his Dad tried to quiet him. The autistic teenager’s sometimes increased volume levels are just a part of our community gathering to worship – just as is the squeaky walker going down the aisle or the kicking of a nervous foot against a kneeler.
Queridos hermanos: en este domingo el evangelista Lucas nos pone en contacto con su versión de las Bienaventuranzas, uno de los textos más impresionantes de la historia de la humanidad, por el que muchos han dado su vida y por el que otros han detestado al cristianismo y a Jesús de Nazaret.