Posted by Helen Lee on 02/1/2016

Prayer for February 2016: Care for Creation and Encounter in Asia

Universal

Pope Francis' universal prayer intention for February 2016 is "that we may take good care of creation–a gift freely given–cultivating and protecting it for future generations".

Posted by Helen Lee on 01/12/2016
Prayer for January 2016: Interreligious Dialogue and Christian Unity

We're so happy that Pope Francis has begun releasing video prayer intentions. May this new media effort help the Holy Father reach even more people with his message of mercy and fraternity. We're glad to share this month's video with you here:

 

Posted by Helen Lee on 07/22/2015
It's scientific

Nope, Natural Family Planning isn't just the "rhythm method". It's not based on guess work that assumes all women's cycles are the same. Depending on which method you use (Base Body Temp method, Ovulation method, Sympto-Thermal method) NFP is based on some combination of charting body temperatures and cervical mucus. It's a system based on measurements and data tracking.

Posted by Helen Lee on 05/8/2015

In today's Gospel, we hear something special from our Lord:

I have called you friends.

Posted by Helen Lee on 04/8/2015

As part of his catechesis on the family at his weekly General Audiences, Pope Francis has spoken about the poor valuing of children in our society. He has decried the commodification of children, saying that they are not "one of many ways to realize oneself in life". He has criticized the view that children are primarily a worry and a burden: "a society...

Posted by Helen Lee on 03/25/2015
The Virgin of the Annunciation - Fra Angelico

Today we celebrate Mary's great YES to God at the Annunciation - bringing about the Incarnation of our Lord.

Posted by Helen Lee on 03/20/2015

Pope Francis has offered us a lot of advice on how to be better Christians and people. He's also taken a hard look at some practices among the faithful that have long been accepted in different forms, but that are bad for spiritual health.

Posted by Helen Lee on 03/18/2015

During Lent, we're called as Christians to practice prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Mostly we understand why we take on these disciplines. The benefits of prayer are obvious, as are the benefits of almsgiving: giving resources of time and money to the poor and to our communities.

Posted by Helen Lee on 03/4/2015

the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.
                                                                                                                      -
Matthew 20:28

Posted by Helen Lee on 01/23/2015

Consider your own calling, brothers. Not many of you were wise by human standards,
not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.
Rather, God chose the foolish of the world to shame the wise, and God chose the
weak of the world to shame the strong,
and God chose the lowly and despised of the world, those who count for nothing, to
reduce to nothing those who are something,
so that no human being might boast before God.

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