“The fight for Sunday is another of the Church’s major concerns in the present day, when there is so much to upset the rhythm of time that sustains community” . What does Pope Emeritus Benedict mean by “the fight for Sunday”? My thought is that he is referring to the difficulty to keep Sunday holy, set apart, different from every other day of the week.
Br. Constantine Carpenter
“And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth." (John 1:14)
A most blessed Solemnity of the Annunciation to all! It was on this very same day about two thousand years ago in the small town of Nazareth that the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity took flesh in the womb of the Virgin Mary.
In an attempt to understand the mystery of the incarnation, we first need to keep in mind the big picture, that is, the whole purpose and reason of why God even became man.
Br. Peter Trinko
Fr. Christopher Etheridge, IVE
Venerable Fulton Sheen once wrote, “If you want people to stay as they are, tell them what they want to hear. If you want to improve them, tell them what they should know.”
You should know that Lent always comes to us as a moment of grace. But do we live it as such? Mature Christian men and women should not be satisfied with living Lent the same way they did as children, giving up sweets, not watching TV, or praying a little more each day. These were good penances when, like I said, we were children, but we are no longer children now. We must be coherent in our search for maturity. If we want to be treated and respected as mature adults in all aspects of our lives, then we must also approach our spiritual lives maturely.