Friday, 23 December 2011 00:00
Christmas is a gift. I have felt that way since I was a child.
Friday, 16 December 2011 00:00
Advent is a beautiful season of hope and joy, when we know that Jesus Christ has come to earth and that God is with us always.
Friday, 02 December 2011 00:00
The coming of Jesus Christ changes everything.
Friday, 18 November 2011 00:00
I am writing this column from the other side of the country. I’m in Baltimore, attending the annual meeting of the U.S. Catholic bishops. These gatherings are important for the life of our American Church. For me personally, it is also a good chance to join with our Auxiliary Bishops of Los Angeles and to meet with our friends and brother bishops from around the country.
Friday, 11 November 2011 00:00
Near the end of the Fifth Crusade, in August 1219, St. Francis of Assisi traveled to Egypt to meet with a Muslim leader, Sultan Malik al-Kamil.
Prayer of the MonthPapal intentions for November: That priests who experience difficulties may find comfort in their suffering, support in their doubts, and confirmation in their fidelity. That as fruit of the continental mission, Latin American Churches may send missionaries to other Churches.
Papal intentions for December: That children who are victims of abandonment or violence may find the love and protection they need. That Christians, enlightened by the Word incarnate, may prepare humanity for the Savior's coming.