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Prayer and Fraternal Service Go Together

The Second Sunday of Easter is the Sunday in which the universal Church, according to the personal will of Christ himself, celebrates the feast of the Divine Mercy. In entry 229 of her Diary, St. Faustina faithfully records Jesus’ words as given by...

Signs of God’s Divine Mercy

In 1985 the country of Lebanon in the Middle East was undergoing something of a civil war, marked by terrorism, bombings, and frequent fighting among rival groups. It was a very dangerous place, even for journalists—as an American named Terry...

God’s Grace is Always With Us

It’s always been regarded as certain that St. Thomas the Apostle eventually ended up preaching the Gospel in India, where he was a powerful and successful missionary for many years, before dying as a martyr—but that doesn’t mean he answered his...

Once in a while, it is OK to Sing the Blues

Once in a while, it is OK to sing the blues. The peaks of joy and elation would not feel so high if it weren’t for the valleys of sorrow, trials and feeling blue. So, we join Isaiah as he sings God’s blues. “Let me now sing of my friend, my friend’s...

As Christians, We’re Called to Forgive

A woman—we’ll call her Jackie—had been sexually abused by her own father when she was a little girl. It took her a long time to recover from the emotional damage, and the sense of anger and betrayal, but eventually she did, and she married a man who...

Divine Mercy

Today we celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter, the eighth day of the Easter Octave and Divine Mercy Sunday. On this day, the Church invites us to reflect on that great quality of mercy. The Gospel reading from John’s Gospel relates the story of...

Divine Floodgates

You may recall that about four years ago, there was a terrible massacre at Virginia Tech University at Blacksburg, Virginia; a student with a history of mental illness shot and killed 32 students and professors on Monday April 16, 2007—the worst...