I'm excited to introduce a new series here at the CatholicTV blog: Faith Fridays! Each week we'll look at a tenet of Catholic faith, reflect on its meaning and consider ways to deepen the way we live that tenet.
Today we celebrate Mary's great YES to God at the Annunciation - bringing about the Incarnation of our Lord.
At the Opening Mass for the 2015 Naational Prayer Vigil for Life, Cardinal Sean O'Malley spoke eleoquently about the recipe for joy that Jesus offers us in the Gospel, and the way the Commandment to not kill permeates through so many of our societal obligations. Watch his homily here, full text included below.
It's so wonderful to be able to see the seminarians from St John's Seminary in Brighton at the station here at CatholicTV. Whether it's to attend Father Reed's class on communication and evangelization in the conference room, or to accompany a priest for Daily Mass, they are welcome visitors!
Today Father Ed Riley celebrated Mass for us, and was joined by Deacon Chris Wallace who will, by the grace of God, be ordained this May. Deacon Chris is a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel parish in Quincy.
Today I leave for Ghana on a trip to see up close the work of Catholic Relief Services in that country. I should say our work because CRS is the global aid arm of the U.S. Church. I've always regarded this agency as one that truly exemplifies the four marks of the church: One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic.