Jesus says in today’s Gospel, “No one takes my life from me, but I lay it down on my own.” Jesus’ intrinsic freedom is the shining quality here. He was not “compelled” or “obligated” or “coerced” into the path that led to Calvary: he chose it.
It’s right for us to always keep in mind that Jesus is God. But we also have to remember that he was man. He got hungry. He cried when he felt sad and laughed when he felt happy. It’s the tightrope walk we all try to balance every day, honoring our human emotions while still answering God’s call to be better.
Last-minute determinations without all decision-makers present are nothing new when it comes to parish life. However, technology these days is helping close the gap when it comes to silos in the workplace. Here are some tips to consider.
In this last year we’ve all been reminded of our mortality as the COVID-19 pandemic has swept over the world. But as part of the Body of Christ, there is a hope that awaits our mortal bodies, and to see it, we need look no further than this Sunday’s readings!
The Apostle Thomas, who couldn’t bring himself to accept that Jesus had risen from the dead without seeing him, is such an utterly relatable figure in the Gospels. He’s not believing the hype. He’s going to be the only judge of what is real and what is fiction.
Catholic podcasts are cropping up everywhere these days, with topics that range from the broad to the niche, and with focuses that can appeal to all the faithful, no matter their life stage. Here are ten Catholic podcasts worth a listen.
If we learned anything from Holy Week — from the Passion and death of the Lord — it’s that we can’t press fast-forward on the hardships of life. That tension, that loss, that fear — it’s crucial, isn’t it? As Catholics, we are who we are because of Easter. But Easter doesn’t happen without Good Friday.
In this Divine Mercy Sunday’s Gospel, John presents two encounters of the Apostle Thomas coming to embrace the Good News and believe. Let us put ourselves into the Scripture, remembering we have all experienced “doubting-Thomas” moments.
Congregations appreciate being invited into their pastor’s personal experiences, but sharing your conversion story, background, and life experiences can be an intimidating task. Here are five tips for sharing your story through the homily
It’s okay for us to be excited for Easter. We’ve waited so long, after all. In my opinion it’s one of the best feelings there is: the yearning we have in our hearts for the Resurrection as we embark on Palm Sunday. But my friends, we must keep our feet on the ground.
The time is now for children to learn the importance of stewardship because they are hearing plenty of counterproductive messages. Here are some ways you can help families at your parish teach children to look outside of themselves, helping to cultivate a generation of stewards for tomorrow.