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Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will

Almighty ever-living God, who governs all things, both in heaven and on earth, mercifully hear the pleading of your people and bestow your peace on our times. Christ calls us to follow Him. The readings for this Sunday invite us to listen for Christ calling us. Samuel, in …

Epiphany: The Perfect Fulfillment All the Purposes of Advent

Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Epiphany. “The Lord and ruler is coming; kingship is his, and government and power.” With these words the Church proclaims that today’s feast brings to a perfect fulfillment all the purposes of Advent. Epiphany, therefore, marks the liturgical zenith of …

Devotion to The Holy Family: Jesus, Mary and Joseph

The devotion to the Holy Family was born in Bethlehem, together with the Baby Jesus. The shepherds went to adore the Child and at the same time, they gave honor to His family. Later, in a similar way, the three wise men came from the East to adore …

Gaudete Sunday: “Rejoice, the Lord is nigh”

“Rejoice: the Lord is nigh.” As Christmas draws near, the Church emphasizes the joy which should be in our hearts over all that the birth of our Savior means for us. The great joy of Christians is to see the day drawing nigh when the Lord will come …

20 Christmas Movies Rated by the USCCB

The following movies have been evaluated by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops according to artistic merit and moral suitability. The reviews include the USCCB rating, the Motion Picture Association of America rating, and a brief synopsis of the movie. Browse your TV listings or your movie service …

How to Prepare our Own Heart to Receive Jesus

Our readings today give us hope that Jesus is coming, but also offer a challenge to prepare the way before Him. John the Baptist’s words in today’s Gospel point us to Jesus while challenging us to repent. In order to prepare the way and make straight his paths, …