To Be Salt and Light

The Gospel passage (Mt 5:13-16) for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time offers two vivid images that Jesus must have picked up from his Mom, as well as from the simple, daily life of his village of Nazareth. Salt and light.  In ancient time, salt made life better, more livable, and oil lamps extended activities... Continue Reading →

Saints Alive! | The Presentation of the Lord

Today, the Church celebrates the Feast of The Presentation of the Lord. From Magnificat Magazine: As the Son of God, Jesus is already “consecrated to the Lord.” Yet Mary and Joseph present him in the Temple in fulfillment of the Law so that Israel could encounter its long-awaited consolation and redemption. In presenting the Redeemer…Saints... Continue Reading →

Pakistani Christians brace for more persecution under revised blasphemy law

A recent move to make Pakistan’s so-called blasphemy laws stricter will make it easier to convict innocent people, including religious minorities, says a British Pakistani Christian organization.  “The additional hardening of laws will make it only easier to convict innocent people,” said Juliet Chowdhry, Trustee for the British Asian Christian Association. The organization says that... Continue Reading →

Pope Francis accepts Ouellet’s resignation, appoints American to lead Dicastery for Bishops

Catholic News Agency, Courtney Mares: Pope Francis on Monday named an American as the next prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Bishops to succeed Cardinal Marc Ouellet. Bishop Robert Francis Prevost will lead the Vatican office responsible for evaluating new members of the Catholic Church’s hierarchy, the Vatican announced Jan. 30. Report is here.Pope Francis... Continue Reading →

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