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By Fr. Ernest Daly on December 6, 2005
During the Christmas season, we as Christians hope to focus on the coming of Christ. We can do this individually by preparing a place for Jesus Christ in our hearts, and we can do this within our communities by sharing the gift of Christ’s love with others in our lives.
By Genevieve Yep-Pollack on November 6, 2005
“But praise be to Jesus, for I defended myself by saying to him repeatedly: “your wounds are my merit.” St. Pio knew that the Devil was more afraid than he was , and was frustrated that this holy priest was saving many souls by prayer and hard work in the Confessional. Holiness scares the Devil.
By Genevieve Yep-Pollack on October 6, 2005
“It’s the best reality show on the air.” That’s what one commentator called it. If we saw it ourselves, we got the impression that we were watching a championship fight. Yet it was a simple procedure in our United States Senate.
By Genevieve Yep-Pollack on September 7, 2005
Noelle celebrated her 2-year-old birthday at the White House last May. President Bush announced to the press conference, “You all are invited to partake in a little birthday cake.” She is just an ordinary little girl, but when she was frozen as an embryo, many people were fighting over her fate.
By Genevieve Yep-Pollack on May 7, 2005
Pope Benedict XVI speaks with the same firmness of faith, the coherence and confidence in Christ that we learned from John Paul II. He gives us confidence that adherence to Christ is our stronghold and message amidst confusion.
By Genevieve Yep-Pollack on April 15, 2005
For all of us who are younger than 27, Pope John Paul II is the Holy Father who has shaped us in the Catholic faith more than anyone. We, the Catholic youth of the world, are his legacy.
By Carlos Briseño on April 7, 2005
Often times, a family’s love is in expressed in simple, unnoticed ways. Sometimes, however, something so unexpected occurs that causes a family to express its love in public. And one such case involves a 41-year-old brain-damaged Florida woman named Terri Schindler-Schiavo.
By Genevieve Yep-Pollack on March 15, 2005
In 1917, Mary appeared in Fatima, Portugal to the 10-year-old Lucia dos Santos along with her two younger cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto. For the next six months, from May to October… John Paul II credits her prayers and the prayers that she helped stir in others with surviving an assassin’s bullet that by all normal circumstances should have killed him within seconds.
By Genevieve Yep-Pollack on March 7, 2005
Sometimes it’s hard to see education as a gift, until we get a chance to give that gift to others. Last month, 20 college students were chosen by USA Today for the All-USA College Academic team… we’ll take a closer look as at the work of two of them, and examine how their relationship with Christ helped them choose to serve others…
By Genevieve Yep-Pollack on February 7, 2005
At the Christmas Midnight Mass this past December, Pope John Paul II made a special petition to the Child Jesus for peace on earth. In particular, he mentioned an area where millions of people are suffering, the Darfur region in Africa, in a situation that the United States has called a genocide. This lesson examines the background of this humanitarian crisis, the response and responsibility of the Church and the world, and the challenges faced in providing assistance and achieving long term solutions.