Tag: Light

Follow the light?

Follow the light?

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | November 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author’s note: Herschell — yes, with two “L’s” — was a character I invented while studying in Jerusalem in 1989. Since then, in those parishes and schools where I have served, Herschell was a familiar fellow who learned his lessons the hard way and still, somehow, through it all, reflected the heart of God.

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Christians are oriented toward light, hope, pope says at audience

Christians are oriented toward light, hope, pope says at audience

| Cindy Wooden | August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The ancient practice of orienting church buildings East to West — with the entrance facing West and the altar toward the East — was symbolic of the connection that exists between light and hope, Pope Francis said.

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This Lent, give up taking the season too lightly

This Lent, give up taking the season too lightly

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | February 23, 2017

The “lite” has come into the world. We have lite music on lite FM, lite fermented beverages, lite microwave dinners, lite salad dressings and lite salt. Even the word “light” is lighter — it is spelled “L-I-T-E”.

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From darkness to light, from sadness to joy

From darkness to light, from sadness to joy

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

During Advent, the Church pays special attention to the struggle between darkness and light. December is one of the cloudiest months of the year, and the gloomy, gray, dreary, overcast skies can dampen our spirits. Moreover, the days keep getting shorter up to the winter solstice — the shortest day of the year when the light is the least and the darkness is the greatest. The heaviness of the darkness can lead to sadness and feeling down in the dumps.

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Why faith is indeed a light

Why faith is indeed a light

| Father Robert Barron | August 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

In “new” atheist and secularist circles today, faith is regularly ridiculed. It is presented as pre-scientific mumbo jumbo, Bronze Age credulity, the surrender of the intellect, unwarranted submission to authority, etc.

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