Posted by Angela Hanafin on 03/7/2017

Hearing the word “evangelize” can seem intimidating. It is easy to come up with reasons why we would not make a good evangelist. “I don’t know enough theology … Evangelizing is for people who are outgoing … Isn’t being Catholic different from being Evangelical?” The list goes on. That last reason is true—Catholic is different than Evangelical. However, all Catholics are called to evangelize—to spread the faith to our nonbelieving or fallen away brothers and sisters.

Three crosses on the horizon
Posted by Angela Hanafin on 10/27/2017

If you spend all week looking forward to Friday, you’re not alone. It’s common practice to view Friday as the end of the work week and the gateway to the weekend, which means it is time to let loose and relax. No doubt, people really mean it when they say, “Thank God it’s Friday.”

Posted by Angela Hanafin on 04/21/2017

The final day in the Octave of Easter is known in the Church as the Second Sunday of Easter, or Sunday of Divine Mercy. This has not always been the case—the observance of this day as Divine Mercy Sunday was not proclaimed until 2000. The proclamation at that time was a rare and special event for the Church.

Posted by Angela Hanafin on 05/19/2017

It cannot be denied that we live in a time of violence, persecution, and hardship for many people around the world, including our Christian brothers and sisters. In the face of trials like these, it may seem frivolous or even foolish to focus on the arts. Yet, for centuries, religious leaders in the Church as well as laypeople have agreed on the importance of valuing the arts. What keeps bringing us back to this idea, even in the face of great trials?

Posted by Kelsey Cronin 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

Saint Paul writing
Posted by Angela Hanafin on 01/26/2018

Today, we celebrate the feast of Saints Timothy and Titus, two bishops of the early Church who worked closely with St. Paul. Often, Paul is described as the spiritual father of Timothy and Titus. He guided them in their missions forming the early Church and profoundly influenced their own faith lives. Thanks to the collaboration of Paul, Timothy, and Titus, the early Church had a strong foundation in the geographical areas they evangelized.

A woman looks at her reflection in the window on a bus
Posted by Angela Hanafin on 02/14/2018
by Jay Fadden

Paper and pen beside a phone
Posted by Angela Hanafin on 01/10/2018
by Jay Fadden

When I was a young boy, I always enjoyed going to visit my grandmother. She was such a joy to be around. All of the grandchildren called her “Mom,” and she would greet us with a big smile and hug and always made us feel special.

Posted by Angela Hanafin on 09/21/2016

This week, the heart of St. Padre Pio is visiting the Archdiocese of Boston, marking the first time a major relic of the saint has left Italy. Catholics in the Archdiocese are thrilled to have the opportunity to venerate a relic of this saint of modern times.

Posted by Angela Hanafin on 12/6/2016

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is observed each year on December 8. This holy day of obligation is an important day in the liturgical calendar, and it celebrates a centuries-old doctrine that was officially defined by the Church in 1854. Even though it is so important, there is still often misunderstanding about this holy day.