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Pentecost: Know forgiveness, know peace; no forgiveness, no peace

"Peace be with you," Jesus says in the Gospel reading for Pentecost Sunday (Jn 20:19). Peace — as in harmony, or even as in a...

We may need to ‘weep at the tomb’ before we understand...

If Lent is a time for reflection, service and sacrifice, and drawing closer to God, Easter follows with a stunningly wonderful message of joy...

WATCH: Extraordinary event in salvation history — Sunday homily, Msgr. Steven...

(The Dialog news operation is providing special alerts to readers of the Angelus e-newsletter. Sign up here for a free subscription to the Angelus). Msgr....

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Learning to control our anger

Sunday Scripture readings, Feb. 16, 2020 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time 1) Sir 15:15-20 Psalm 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34 2) 1 Cor 2:6-10 Gospel: Mt 5:17-37 or 5:20-22, 27-28,...

The Presentation of the Lord: Knowing Jesus when we meet him

Sunday Scripture reading, Feb. 2, 2020: The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord 1) Mal 3:1-4 Psalm 24:7-10 2) Heb 2:14-18 Gospel: Lk 2:22-40 or Lk 2:22-32 In...

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time: Here I am, Lord

Sunday Scripture reading, Jan. 19, 2020 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 1) Is 49:3, 5-6 Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-10 2) 1 Cor 1:1-3 Gospel: Jn 1:29-34 Here I am, Lord Lovely...

On the Epiphany, we recognize Jesus, “the light of the universe”

"Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you" (Is 60:1). Night was falling at the end of a gray day. A...

Waiting for Christ, the light of the world

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, Advent is a time to watch and prepare for the coming of Christ just as vigilantly...

Fourth Sunday of Advent: The mystery of Jesus as God and...

Sunday Scripture reading, Dec. 22, 2019 Fourth Sunday of Advent 1) Is 7:10-14 Psalm 24:1-6 2) Rom 1:1-7 Gospel: Mt 1:18-24 The mystery of Jesus as God and man At Christmas,...

Advent is a new beginning for all — Effie Caldarola

It was a chilly March night in a small Midwestern town. Maybe it was windy, because in my memory the Great Plains are always...

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