The Gospel this Sunday draws us into a remarkably sensitive area of the faith, that of forgiving others who may have harmed us. There are many who been authentically hurt and others who fear that in offering forgiveness they will become vulnerable to further harm. Forgiveness is something we experience as a very personal call; in some cases, it may be the most challenging thing we are ever asked to do
CNA Staff, Sep 12, 2020 / 11:35 am (CNA).- In a letter to the leaders of the world’s episcopal conferences, the head of the Vatican’s office for worship and sacraments said that Catholic communities should […]
Denver Newsroom, Sep 12, 2020 / 04:51 pm (CNA).- Snuffy the Snuffleupagus’ parents were supposed to have divorced in 1992. The brown, fuzzy Muppet-quasi-mammoth, a beloved feature character on the PBS show Sesame Street, was going to chronicle his experience of the split in an episode intended to address a difficult topic with children.
But the episode never aired. Reportedly, during its screening, it “made preschoolers cry” and did not further their understanding of concepts surrounding divorce, and so it was pulled. It wasn’t until a decade later that the kid’s show would again take on the topic of divorce, in a small segment posted only on their website.
Divorce is a difficult topic to discuss with children, even though an estimated 1 million of them experience it every year.
During these trying times it is easy to become discouraged. A recent break-in at the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria has contributed to this attitude. A group of individuals stole the tabernacle which is the place where the Blessed Sacrament (Body of Christ) is reserved outside of mass. Why would this theft be so shocking for Catholics? The answer […]
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Most of the conferences are available for FREE or a small fee/donation with an option to buy a full access pass for continued access to talks. Shine Your Light Catholics Online Virtual Conference September 18-20, 2020 Catholic Speakers include John Kinuthia Amy Brooks Emily Ricci Sara Estabrooks Virtual Healing Conference September 25-27, 2020. 55 Speakers include […]
I plan to take a few days away from reading emails and moderating comments. But I plan, Deo volente, still to publish a piece each day.