In a nutshell, sin and laxity make us prisoners to the evil one and stop us from freely, joyfully, following Christ. Calling upon Our Lady for her motherly care and intercession will loosen the bindings that hold us back.
How can that many people be wrong?
Whether you vocalize the question or subconsciously think it, that’s basically the guideline we often use in making moral and religious decisions.
In 1986, Pope Saint John Paul II held the first “World Day for Peace” in Assisi. That day, 450 religious leaders from around the globe – including the Dali Lama and Archbishop of Canterbury – convened to pray for peace, unity, and interreligious understanding. On Tuesday, September 20, Pope Francis Read more…
I’m looking forward to bundling in jeans and a sweater and tromping through the incredible crisp reds, oranges, and browns of fall leaves. The park down the road from us becomes a veritable carpet of them and the jewels still clinging to the trees become a brilliant prism of flaming color.
I love it!
The Dove, in her staggering sorrow, sighs in an attempt to call out to the Father for consolation and strength. Her sigh signals her dependency on him, and her desperate need to feel his love.
At the same time, her sigh draws the Father to her, since he cannot resist her call.