At this most blessed time of the year, Jesus shows us the true way of humility, coming into the world as a mere babe in a simple manger. What a tremendous metaphor for how God can fill our emptiness and weakness with his grace and strength and send us out, led by the Holy Spirit, to proclaim the Lord and […]Read More Look for God’s work among us
Sometimes it can be easy to forget that the new school year provides an opportunity for our children to take another important step toward realizing their full potential and become a complete person. Each year Catholic Life helps rekindle the excitement that can come from learning in tangible ways through their Catholic Life Sweepstakes. Over the past decade, Catholic Life […]Read More We cannot separate learning from faith.
One of my favorite ministries of being an archbishop in the Catholic Church is celebrating the sacrament of confirmation, and each spring I am privileged to celebrate this sacrament for thousands of the faithful at dozens of liturgies. Pictured: Castroville Branch Officer Francis Lutz presents a new Bible to the Confirmation students of St. Louis Catholic Church. I tell those […]Read More Celebrate the sacrament of confirmation.
So often, when Jesus healed the sick, he would tell them, “Your faith has healed you.” Faith is a great gift from God that frees us from the afflictions of life. Pope Emeritus Benedict wrote, “The core of faith rests upon accepting being loved by God.” When we proclaim “Amen”, we are affirming that we believe that God loves us […]Read More The Resurrection, an encounter through love and faith.