Posted by Helen Lee on 01/21/2015

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.

 

 

Posted by Helen Lee on 12/10/2014

We are a week and a half into Advent, and Christmas decorations are up all over, people are wishing one another a Merry Christmas, and it's widely agreed to be the "most wonderful time of the year". But is it? Certainly our anticipation for the coming of Jesus brings us hopeful joy, but is it the most wonderful time of the year?

Posted by Helen Lee on 11/5/2014

Now that the 2014 midterm elections are over, there can be two temptations: 

Posted by Helen Lee on 09/17/2014

There's a lot of advice out there for avoiding and ending conflict in the workplace, in the family and in other personal relationships. That's great, and can be very helpful, but a lot of that advice tends to come from conventional, worldly wisdom. What if the way we handled conflict was not based in self-interest, but was based on radical commitment to the Gospel? What if we didn't put ourselves first in our personal relationships? 

Posted by Helen Lee on 09/10/2014

Wisdom is a gift of the Holy Spirit, but we should remind ourselves every day that the Wisdom the Spirit offers us is different than the wisdom of this world. The wisdom of this world tells us to be opportunistic, to boast, to take advantage of others, to put ourselves first, to seek power. This "wisdom" is foolishness to God. 

Posted by Helen Lee on 08/27/2014

How does one become a Saint? Well, repentance is step one, of course, followed by faith in Jesus Christ, frequent participation in the Sacraments, and practice of the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. But the many lists of 7 that the Church offers us to help on our path to Sainthood can be daunting, especially if we don't understand how to implement what they call for on a daily, human level. So why don't we take a small step back, and examine a few ways we can reshape our day-to-day practices by looking at the lives of the Saints.

 

Posted by Helen Lee on 08/8/2014

 

Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

Posted by Helen Lee on 06/25/2014

While work is sometimes (often) a source of stress in our lives, where would we be without it? Work, while difficult, is part and parcel of human nature and serves human dignity. Work enables us to celebrate our gifts and talents from God and empowers us to participate in creation with God. Work is a human right, and those deprived of work are denied dignity and usually a decent livelihood. We know that Jesus worked as a carpenter, and that knowledge can elevate our work (whether physical or intellectual in nature) in our hearts and minds.

Posted by Helen Lee on 06/18/2014

So with old age is wisdom,

and with length of days understanding.

-Job 12:12

Posted by Helen Lee on 06/16/2014


Our wonderful Public Coordinations Coordinator, Shannon Muldoon, will be moving on from CatholicTV at the end of this week. We both thought it would be a great idea if she could say goodbye to the CatholicTV family via our blog. Please keep Shannon in your prayers, and find her guest post below.  -Helen

 

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