Just recently, the winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, concluded, and the victors went home with their medals. I’m always riveted by the level of power, agility and endurance these athletes display on the ice and snow. I’m even more impressed, however, by their stories. Many of them discovered their talents at an early age and then committed their entire lives to the perfection of their physical and mental abilities. They trained every day, they sought the best coaches, and they sacrificed myriads of other opportunities, interests and pleasures for the pursuit of one single goal — Olympic glory.
Sunday, Feb. 16
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
1 Corinthians 2:6-10
The sacraments we receive are signs of Christ’s great love for us. They give us the grace to live in union with him. The six moral precepts of today’s Gospel measure how we are responding to that grace.
Only two godparents can sign her baptismal certificate and feels awkward about telling the couple that one of them cannot sign. What should she do?
What is a Catholic’s obligation regarding the movie ratings issued by the Catholic News Service?
- Our Father, Hail Mary reveal essential truths about faith
– Don’t forget Church’s common prayers
– Daily drive time paves road to prayer
– Beads of wonder
– Rediscover: ‘Why Pray?’
– Rediscover: ‘How to Pray?’
The sainthood process is long and technically complicated, and ultimately requires the approval of the pope, but the whole procedure is driven by Catholics in the pews and, especially, those on their knees.
Sunday, Feb. 2
The Presentation of the Lord
Through the life of the prophet Simeon, St. Luke shows us there are three steps to being faithful to the promptings of the Holy Spirit: living in communion with the Spirit, hearing the Spirit, and acting on the promptings of the Spirit.
“It seems pretty clear: There is no room for a Christian to find entertainment in the suffering and death of others (whether real or simulated).“
Jesus: Man of prayer at every crucial moment in his life Find the quiet you need to find Jesus Finding God in the desert of silence Four ways to deepen our prayer life We want to hear your stories!
Sunday, Jan. 19
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Isaiah 49:3, 5-6
1 Corinthians 1:1-3
– What forms of prayer can lead me closer to God?
– Prayers of Bible, rosary help us to know Christ
– Coach’s death brings prayer to life for college student
– Persistence is key to good prayer life
– We want to hear your stories!