by David M. Carollo – When we read or watch accounts of the life of Christ, we think of the stories of those who encountered Him personally. We know snippets of their interactions with Jesus, but what do we know of their lives afterwards? The Roman Centurion who approached Him and in an act of […]
The Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin in terms of it having a “certain infinite dignity” indicates just how astounding the Divine Maternity is, since it required Mary to be spiritually exalted to such an incredible degree that she became fitted to bear the Incarnate Son of God.
by Barb Ernster Many people will say in conversation that they feel like they’re losing their faith. They ask, “Where is God?” as so many prayers seem to go unanswered. Like the Psalmist, we cry out, “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? Why so far from my call for help, from my […]
by Michaelyn Hein – I stood in the emergency department desperate for help. Though people glanced our direction – unavoidable, really, considering the screams of my 4-year-old son – no one came to our aide. They hurried about to other rooms and hallways as I stood in line, cradling my boy. After what felt like […]
by Barb Ernster – Often within a year, the First Saturday lands on a special day, such as on Holy Saturday this past April, and this Saturday, on the feast of the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God. Generally, on feast days, we are in a celebratory mood, not a mood of penance and […]
by Elizabeth Turello – For centuries, theologians and saints have referenced the holiness of Mary above all of God’s other creatures. Early church writers and Christians acknowledged her privileged status and royal dignity as Mother of the King. In the 18th century, with love and devotion, St. Alphonsus Liguori wrote that Mary was truly deserving […]