Communion

Mission Dolores Altar (San Francisco) Photograph © by Andy Coan

How am I to understand suffering?

One of the things with which we so often struggle is to understand our condition in a fallen world. Each of us, in our own way, has experienced the pain and suffering so often encountered as one journeys through this world on our road to heaven. The road to heaven is a way of suffering and sacrifice; and it leads […]

"Appearance of Christ on the Mountain in Galilee" (detail) by Duccio di Buoninsegna [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

What we have seen with our own eyes

As we approach the mystery of Christmas, it is important to not become jaded to the shocking reality of what we profess.  During Advent, we have journeyed with the Blessed Mother, who kept the mystery of the Incarnation within her for nine months. As we now prepare to recount the story of that night in Bethlehem, we can’t allow ourselves […]

Father Thomas Edward Dubay, S.M.

Daily Catholic Quote — from Fr. Thomas Dubay, S.M.

“Heroic love for God and neighbor is, of course, is closely aligned to profound intimacy with the indwelling Trinity. To a large extent, they are the same thing. We love Father, Son and Holy Spirit to the extent that we are in intimate prayer communion with them which is lived out in our actions.” (Father Thomas Edward Dubay, S.M., 1921-2010, […]

Father Thomas Edward Dubay, S.M.

Daily Catholic Quote — from Fr. Thomas Dubay, S.M.

“Heroic love for God and neighbor is, of course, is closely aligned to profound intimacy with the indwelling Trinity. To a large extent, they are the same thing. We love Father, Son and Holy Spirit to the extent that we are in intimate prayer communion with them which is lived out in our actions.” (Father Thomas Edward Dubay, S.M., 1921-2010, […]

Father Thomas Edward Dubay, S.M.

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Fr. Thomas Dubay, S.M.

“Heroic love for God and neighbor is, of course, is closely aligned to profound intimacy with the indwelling Trinity. To a large extent, they are the same thing. We love Father, Son and Holy Spirit to the extent that we are in intimate prayer communion with them which is lived out in our actions.” (Father Thomas Edward Dubay, S.M., 1921-2010, […]

Daily Lenten Reflection — God Understands and Loves You

“The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The Lord is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made” (Psalm 145:8-9). To our teens and young adults, let me say, I know how difficult it is for you to be Catholics in this culture. Some might think we older Catholics […]

Daily Lenten Reflection — God is With Us

“I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you… Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him” (John 14:18,23). When Jesus said, “I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you,” He did not refer to His coming at the end […]

Father Thomas Edward Dubay, S.M.

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Fr. Thomas Dubay, S.M.

“Heroic love for God and neighbor is, of course, is closely aligned to profound intimacy with the indwelling Trinity. To a large extent, they are the same thing. We love Father, Son and Holy Spirit to the extent that we are in intimate prayer communion with them which is lived out in our actions.” (Father Thomas Edward Dubay, S.M., 1921-2010, […]

Daily Lenten Reflection — God Understands and Loves You

“The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The Lord is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made” (Psalm 145:8-9). To our teens and young adults, let me say, I know how difficult it is for you to be Catholics in this culture. Some might think me too […]