Reflection for the First Sunday of Christmas, Feast of the Holy Family, Year A
The time for waiting is over! Now it’s time for Joy! Kid’s are here to remind us what Christmas is all about.
If we could sum up the logic of the liturgical calendar in one word, the word would be Christ. It makes sense then that Christmas is the season of Joy, because we celebrate Jesus’ new born presence in the here-and-now of our lives.
It can be a great downer when Christmas comes and we’re not finding that joy, here and now. We may just find the opposite. We might even find chaos, instead of joy. What does the liturgy for the first Sunday of Christmas offer to console us?
By Fr Joseph Tham, LC
The month of May has begun, the smell of spring is in the air, and it is a month that motherhood is celebrated all over the word. For Catholics, it is also the month we celebrate the maternal closeness of Mary. It is therefore a strange contrast with some recent comments that surfaced about the irrationality of having children. More…
Christian spouses receive a special consecration and a special mission.
From the Pope’s General Audience on April 2:
“Married couples carry out this vocation in a full and definitive communion of life. As ‘one flesh,’ they become living icons of God’s love in our world, building up the Church in unity and fidelity.” — Pope Francis
Yesterday, the Pope concluded his Catechesis on the Sacraments with a reflection on marriage as a unique vocation and noble sign of God’s love in the world. Here is the full text available on vatican.va. More…
Going against the grain
Of the following three pictures, which one would you call “out of the ordinary”?
Winning a Gold Medal
Loving Your Daughter
Family man, Freestyle Skier, Gold Medalist — Olympian David Wise is all three. As one might expect, he made headlines for bringing home a gold. Now he’s gaining even more media publicity for leading an alternative lifestyle More…
Fr Jason Smith
Words are not the only way we communicate, the body itself speaks a language.
A smile is, for example, one of the most obvious and effective means of non-verbal communication. It is so important Dale Carnegie notes that:
“The expression worn on your face is far more important than the clothes worn on your back.” More…