renewal

Carpathian mountain valley

Becoming a New Creation

“So whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come” (2 Corinthians 5:17). “I can’t do this again,” I sighed to myself as we entered our new home. There had been too much transition, too much unknown, going on in recent days. We had to say goodbye to our friends and […]

Daily Reflection—A Light Has Shone in the Darkness

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined.” (Isaiah 9:2 RSVCE) When the time was full in Salvation History and Almighty God sent His Son among us as His Anointed One, the people of Israel had been living in a great, oppressive darkness. Into this seemingly […]

Daily Reflection—A Light Has Shone

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined.” (Isaiah 9:2 RSVCE) When the time was full in Salvation History and Almighty God sent His Son among us as His Anointed One, the people of Israel had been living in a great, oppressive darkness. Into this seemingly […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Blessed John Paul II

“The saints have always been the source and origin of renewal in the most difficult moments in the Church’s history.” (Blessed Pope John Paul II) Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell your family and friends about this article using both the Share and Recommend buttons below and via […]

Living Simply During Lent

I once was visiting a beautiful home, finely furnished with exquisite furniture, lovely artwork and impeccable décor. However, the heavy draperies around the windows blocked most of the natural light in the rooms, and left an atmosphere of heaviness and, quite frankly, suffocation. Although the home was beautiful I couldn’t wait to leave and enjoy the freshness and plainness of […]

A Remarkable Renewal

Robert Royal, Editor-in-Chief of The Catholic Thing, wrote an interesting editorial today on his website titled A Remarkable Renewal.  He addresses the challenges the Church faces today honesty and candidly, but makes excellent points about the incredible growth and resurgence of the Catholic Church under Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI’s leadership.  I encourage you to read and […]

The Pneumatological Path of Ecclesial Renewal

The Solemn Feast of Pentecost, which the Church celebrates on Sunday, is an annual opportunity for authentic ecclesial renewal. This year the need for the Church to beg the Holy Spirit for the gift of true reform is altogether too obvious, because the mystical body is hurting due to the accumulation of so many self-inflicted wounds. Pope Benedict called attention […]