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Dec 12, 2022

Purple is used at Advent as it is at Lent to represent the penitential nature of the season. In fact, Advent used to be known as “little Lent.” The color is a symbolic reminder for us to be preparing ourselves for the coming of our Lord.

Oct 6, 2022

This summer the Jesuit order celebrated their 488th birthday. The Jesuits were founded by Ignatius de Loyola, a Spanish soldier turned priest. For centuries, the Jesuits have worn many hats: missionaries, educators and writers. The prospect of a Jesuit pope was once considered unlikely Therefore, the 2013  as...

Sep 13, 2022

COVID has changed our lives forever. Pardon the metaphor, but it's like we've spent over two years in a storm shelter. We're free to move about once again; however, the landscaped has changed. A Funeral became a Major challenge. Maybe COVID's N0.1 Victim.

Jul 29, 2022

A May 2022 Study finds too many Catholics are “accustomed to not being in church.” The survey conducted by Vinea Research is examining the effects of the pandemic on Church attendance and faith practice. Among the key findings, the survey discovered that a significant portion of Catholics have become “accustomed...

Jul 21, 2022

For any number of reasons, a priest may conclude that he cannot continue living the life of a priest. Most priests who leave have done so after months and perhaps years of prayer and reflection, often shedding tears as they make this important decision.