"Everyone who belongs to the Truth hears my voice…" (John 18:37)

Tag: love

Meeting Christ in the Wal-Mart Parking Lot

Last week I had to go to Wal-Mart for a few things. It’s my go-to place when I need all those random items that would otherwise have me driving to four different stores – things like light bulbs, hamster food, socks, and popcorn. As I got out of my car and hit the lock button,… Read More ›

A Confession Primer for Cradle Catholics (and the rest of us!)

I’ve come to love and appreciate the Sacrament of Reconciliation over the years, but it wasn’t always that way. For a long time, I suffered from “confession avoidance” and had all the accompanying excuses: I don’t really need to go… I’ll feel embarrassed… I forget how this works… Confession? Who has time?… What do I… Read More ›

“Mary and the Eucharist” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

Mary desires only to direct our gaze to Jesus Christ, it makes sense that she does not desire to be the focal point of our Eucharistic faith but instead disappear and point us to her Son. In this fourth talk on Eucharistic Miracles, Fr. Nathan opens our hearts and minds to the wonder of Our… Read More ›

“Why is the Holy Mass a Sacrifice?” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

In the years following the Second Vatican Council, some voices in the Church began to suggest that certain names for the Holy Mass needed to be abandoned, and at the top of the list was the venerable acclamation of the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. In this third of a five part series on… Read More ›

June: Month of The Sacred Heart of Jesus

In the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church, the entire month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Feast of the Sacred Heart, which is a moveable feast day, is always celebrated on the second Friday after Pentecost Sunday. This year (2017), it will fall on June 23rd.1 If we were… Read More ›

7 Sneaky Ways to Evangelize

If there’s one word that strikes fear into the hearts of Catholics, it’s this: evangelization. And if not “fear,” it’s at least good for a little eye rolling. For the idea of knocking on doors, handing out pamphlets, and discussing our faith with total strangers is both intimidating and unappealing to most of us –… Read More ›

Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

Born: October 4, 1922 in Magenta, Italy Died: April 28, 1962 in Monza, Italy Beatification: April 24, 1994 by Pope St. John Paul II – during the Year of the Family Canonized: May 16, 2004 by Pope St. John Paul II. St. Gianna is the first married laywoman to be declared a saint. She is… Read More ›

“Marriage and Family Life” – Talk by Bishop Henry

“The Great Adventure of marriage demands a bold, a strong, a holy love – and a spirit of unconditional abandonment which never looks back – but is always looking to the present and the future!” Bishop Henry “Marriage and Family Life”   “Marriage and Family Life” – Talk by Bishop Henry from Fr. Jerome Lavigne on Vimeo.

Pope Francis – Message for Lent 2015

“Make your hearts firm” (James 5:8) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each community and every believer. Above all it is a “time of grace” (2 Cor 6:2). God does not ask of us anything that he himself has not first given us. “We love because he… Read More ›

“Marriage Built on Bedrock” – Talk by Fr. Jerome

A question for all married couples:  ‘HOW HAS THE POURING OF THE CONCRETE BEEN GOING ALL THESE YEARS?’ For the concrete that reaches down to the bedrock of your marriage is found in the PRAYER LIFE you have been and are continuing to experience in your marriage.  The PRAYER LIFE that you have handed, that you… Read More ›