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Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, April 30, 2017
April 30, Third Sunday of Easter      Cycle A. Readings:      1) Acts 2:14, 22-33      Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-11      2) 1 Peter 1:17-21      Gospel: Luke 24:13-35   By Jean Denton Catholic News Service … Continue reading

Protecting children: Good shepherds heal their flock, protect it from wolves
By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Eleventh in a series) ROME — Time has flown since I arrived in Rome almost three months ago. As my studies at the Gregorian move into weeks 9 and 10, classes have begun to … Continue reading

Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, April 23, 2017
April 23, Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)       Cycle A. Readings:       1) Acts 2:42-47       Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24       2) 1 Peter 1:3-9       Gospel: John 10:19-31   By Sharon K. Perkins Catholic News Service We all … Continue reading

Welcome God’s love and share with others, especially the most vulnerable, says USCCB president
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The faithful may feel unworthy of Christ’s love, because he “paid so high a price for our salvation, ” but “let us not be afraid,” said Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, the president of the U.S. Conference … Continue reading

Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, April 16, 2017
  April 16, The Resurrection of the Lord Readings: 1) Acts 10:34a, 37-43 Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 2) Colossians 3:1-4 Gospel: John 20:1-9 By Jean Denton Catholic News Service I’ve long wondered why “This is the day the Lord has made; … Continue reading

Capturing the emotion of Christ’s final hours
Photos and story by Barbara J. Fraser HUARAZ, Peru — How does an artist depict the tension, emotion and drama of the Passion when crafting images of the Stations of the Cross? To fashion the statues ordered by Holy Spirit … Continue reading

Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, April 9, 2017

March 19, Third Sunday of Lent       Cycle A. Readings:       1) Exodus 17:3-7       Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9       2) Romans 5:1-2, 5-8       Gospel: John 4:5-42   By Jeff Hedglen Catholic News Service Why are you a Christian? What is it that has causes you to follow a man who walked the earth about 2,000 […]

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U.S. faced ‘months of fiery trial and sacrifice’ in Great War
On this day 100 years ago the United States entered World War I. The declaration of war by the U.S. Congress followed by four days an address President Woodrow Wilson gave at a special joint session of Congress, urging lawmakers … Continue reading

Protecting children: Being aware of how sex offenders “groom” their victims
By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Tenth in a series) ROME — This week at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, my class learned about the ethical issues related to the sexual abuse of minors. One question we discussed was, … Continue reading

Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, April 2, 2017
When it became clear that my mother was not going to survive her cancer, along with the devastation of this news and the heartache I felt, I also realized that I had never been to a funeral. Continue reading