Monthly Archives: October 2019

Week of November 3, 2019

For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost. (Lk 19:10) Today the Gospel of Luke gives us the story of Zacchaeus, a chief tax collector and a wealthy man who was seeking to see Jesus.  In his reflection on today’s Gospel, Michael Simone, S.J., gives a description of […]

Week of October 27, 2019

This is a summary of a USCCB Respect Life Program article by the same name and is reprinted with permission. ©2019, USCCB, Washington, D.C. An Adoption Love Story Having children and raising a family had always been our expectation.  We soon learned, however, that our chances of becoming pregnant were small.  It wasn’t long before […]

Week of October 20, 2019

Catholic Considerations for Our Earthly Passing We prepare for eternal life by choosing to love and follow God.  Our journey with Christ includes equipping our consciences to make morally good judgments at the end of life.  While no summary can substitute for thorough catechesis, one thing is clear:  we are entrusted by God with the […]

Week of October 13, 2019

How to Build a Culture of Life  Watching the news and reading the headlines, we may feel helpless seeing the heartbreaking lack of respect for human life.  How do we respond?  Changing the culture is a process of conversion that begins in our own hearts.  When we encounter Christ, experience His love, and deepen our […]

Week of October 6, 2019

Christ Our Hope:  In Every Season of Life From the time we are knit together in our mothers’ wombs until we take our final breaths, each moment of our lives is a gift from God.  While every season of life brings its own challenges and trials, each season also gives us new opportunities to grow […]