light of Christ

Daily Reflection — Light of Christ

“Hark! a herald voice is calling through the shadows of the night. Cast away the dreams of darkness, Christ descends with heavenly light.” (from a hymn for Lauds on December 17). This life that we directly experience and live through our five material senses can seem to be all that there is. But the reality is that we see only […]

Daily Reflection — Light of Christ

“Hark! a herald voice is calling through the shadows of the night. Cast away the dreams of darkness, Christ descends with heavenly light.” (from a hymn for Lauds on December 17). This life that we directly experience and live through our five material senses can seem to be all that there is. But the reality is that we see only […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Blessed John Henry Newman

"Blessed John Henry Newman" by Sir John Everett Millais

The Pillar of the Cloud, st. 1 Lead, Kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom, Lead Thou me on! The night is dark, and I am far from home— Lead Thou me on! Keep Thou my feet: I do not ask to see The distant scene,—one step enough for me.  (Blessed John Henry Newman) Print this entry

Staying Catholic Beyond Confirmation

Holy Spirit Detail of Chair of St. Peter

My 16-year-old son and 174 other 10th graders received the Sacrament of Confirmation this past Saturday at my parish during a Mass celebrated by Bishop Luis Zarama. The church was packed with friends and family of those being Confirmed. The bishop did a wonderful job explaining to the young people the tremendous gift of our Catholic faith and the responsibility […]