Moses

Archbasilica of St. John Lateran: Testimony to a Faith that Endures

Papal Archbasilica of Saint John in Lateran

Since I made reference to it in last week’s post, and I have already dedicated a whole post to St. Mary Major down the street from it, I think it’s only fair to dedicate a post to the basilica of St. John Lateran. The Church of St. John Lateran is the mother and head of all the churches of the […]

The Paschal Mystery

Photography © by Carmelite Sister of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles

Burning but not consumed! This was the strange sight that Moses beheld in the desert—a bush on fire yet contained. Such a strange phenomenon! Moses moved closer to examine the mystery before him. “No, Moses, stop where you are and remove your sandals for this is holy ground!” This was no natural mystery as Moses would now realize, but one […]

“Do You Love Me? Feed My Sheep.”

"Christ's Charge to Peter" (detail) by Raphael

In the twenty-first chapter of St. John’s Gospel, we find a gut-wrenching encounter between Jesus and Peter that defines the essence of Peter’s mission. To make this encounter unforgettable, Jesus takes Peter to the point of deep distress as he asks him not once, but three times, “Do you love me?” It is hard to imagine what this must have […]

Encountering the Word — Deuteronomy 34:4-8

Photography © by Andy Coan

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “The Lord then said to him, This is the land about which I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’ I have let you see it with your own eyes, but you shall not cross over. So there, in the land of Moab, Moses, the servant of the Lord, died as the Lord had […]

Handing On the Faith We Received

A Family Saying Grace Before Meal

When I think back over my life, I am thankful for the many gifts the good God sent my way through people who knew and loved Him and who chose to share that knowledge and love with me. There are so many examples from the good Catholic sisters and priests who taught me to my Presbyterian friend, James, who announced that […]

Encountering the Word – Deuteronomy 34:10-12

Photography © by Andy Coan

“And there has not arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, none like him for all the signs and the wonders which the Lord sent him to do in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh and to all his servants and to all his land, and for all the mighty power and all the great and terrible […]

“Do You Love Me? Feed My Sheep.”

"Christ's Charge to Peter" by Raphael

In the twenty-first chapter of St. John’s Gospel, we find a gut-wrenching encounter between Jesus and Peter that defines the essence of Peter’s mission. To make this encounter unforgettable, Jesus takes Peter to the point of deep distress as he asks him not once, but three times, “Do you love me?” It is hard to imagine what this must have […]

Religious Freedom — Why and How to Fast — A Family Guide

Have you heard? March 30th has been designated by many of our bishops to be as a day of fasting and prayer for religious freedom and conscience protection. “Most importantly of all, we call upon the Catholic faithful, and all people of faith, throughout our country to join us in prayer and penance for our leaders and for the complete protection […]