Sunday Bible Reflection
Amos 6:1, 4-7
1 Timothy 6:11-16
The rich and powerful are visited with woe and exile in today's Liturgy—not for their wealth but for their refusal to share it; not for their power but for their indifference to the suffering at their door.
The complacent leaders in today's First Reading feast on fine foods and wines, reveling while the house of Joseph, the...
In Ralph Martin’s modern classic, The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints, the three stages of spiritual growth are defined as the purgative, illuminative, and unitive.
The purgative stage includes the initial phases of the spiritual life—conversion, turning away from sin, bringing one’s life into conformity with the moral law, initiating the habit of prayer and the practices of...
In this special 50th episode of the Art of Catholic, Matthew Leonard interviews Scott Hahn about his exciting new book titled The Creed: Professing the Faith Through the Ages. In this barnburner episode he unleashes incredible insights into what we profess to believe every week at mass....
The following is an excerpt from Speaking the Love of God: An Introduction to the Sacraments (Emmaus Road Publishing).
Holy Eucharist is the third of the seven sacraments, as well as the third Sacrament of Initiation. It is the greatest of the seven sacraments, the “source and summit of the Christian life” (CCC 1324). Its name comes from the Greek word eucharistia, meaning “thankfulness” or “gratitude.” It...