St. Columba began celebrating Black Catholic History Month and Kwanzaa alongside the regular events in the liturgical calendar.
To live in hope is to want nothing less for ourselves than what God wants for us. If that were the fundamental desire of our lives, what would change? How would we be resurrected?
Pope Francis reminds us to challenge ourselves to each day give of ourselves and not to count the cost.
As this year ends, it is crucial that we not shut the door—holy or otherwise—on the needs of those around us.
Mary is always shining in her window, watching over the street below. I have grown grateful for this rarefied presence, respectful and inclined toward pious feelings when I pass.
As Nixon aged, Butterfield told Woodward, “instead of mellowing, the neuroses intensified and he lumped them all together.”
The combination of religion and politics then, just as today, was reinforced in cultural practices.