Marriage is a loaded, contested word these days. Everyone seems to have a different idea on what it is, and what it looks like. The Church teaches that three essential factors of marriage are that it be faithful, fruitful, and forever. We may feel at a loss as to how to make that point in our society today; we’ve called the legislators, we are still praying, but we really feel that one of the best things to do as Catholics is to live our own marriages well. To do that, we need to be martyrs, of a sort.
I love to cook. And, to be honest, I’m not too shabby at it. A few years back, I was cooking a tasty meal for 20 of my brothers in the seminary.
Sunday, July 7
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Luke 10:1-12, 17-20
– Sacraments: Catholic sign language
– Beautiful moments
– Black on white: wedding-dress drama
– God’s presence in sacraments unmistakable for Lakeville woman
– Rediscover: a look at the numbers
In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue and discovered the New World. Imagine the joy he experienced in his discovery after two months of hardship. Then, imagine the even greater joy he had in sharing these experiences with his friends.
– Many ways to answer calling from God
– Archbishop: Oct. 12 event is chance to celebrate, re-energize
– St. Paul native chooses marriage… to Christ
– From Harvard to the convent
– Our deepest desires
“They shall look on him whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him as one mourns for an only son, and they shall grieve over him as one grieves over a firstborn. On that day the mourning in Jerusalem shall be as great as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the plain of Megiddo” (Zechariah 12:10-11).
Sunday, June 9
10th Sunday in Ordinary Time
1 Kings 17:17-24
– More than checklist, creed is God’s story in miniature
– Youth tracks to be featured at Oct. 12 celebration
– Teen’s road to Church includes public profession of creed
– How the Kardashians keep up
– What do you believe?
Why does God heal some but not others? This is a perturbing question that many might ask when considering the readings for this weekend. Many do not receive the miracles they are looking for; yet, some do.
Sunday, May 26
The Most Holy Trinity
– Church’s beginnings rooted in Christ, sending of apostles
– In the beginning
– The things they carried
– Pilgrimages to Holy Land, Rome bring Scripture to life
– Personal witness is key to evangelization efforts
– Summer Share Project gives Catholics easy way to evangelize