The words of Jesus today can make us feel worried. He said, "Everyone who grows angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment" (Mt. 5:21). Is there anyone here or joining online who has never been angry? Even Jesus got angry a few times, but he used it in the right way and for the right purpose.
In the United States, we have a tradition of visiting our deceased relatives and friends each May 31st, on which we celebrate Memorial Day. As we stand at their graves, there are those we knew well who touched our lives and those we know only by name and family stories. For each of them, we stand and say a prayer of thanksgiving to God and pray that they are joyfully in Heaven.
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Lorelei Savaryn confides how the Sacrament of Reconciliation helped her learn to offer forgiveness.
Two months after the sudden death of her husband, Sherry Hayes-Peirce reflects on the day-to-day process of living with grief.
Immediately preceding the first of May, the Church celebrates the feast of a 16th-century pope whose memorial is particularly well-situated in such close proximity to a month dedicated to Mary.
“If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32)