When most Christians think of Lent, they think of fasting. It's the most widely known practice associated with this holy season. But we must be careful to fast with the right intentions and not fall into self-serving measures.
About a year ago, my cell phone rang in my pocket while I was in Tamale shopping for my mission, Christ the King parish in Gushiegu, Ghana, which was sixty-five miles away. The urgent call was from James, our catechist, who ... Read More
The crowd was ecstatic. There was cheering and dancing. Little children threw flowers at me, and people reached out for a handshake as I made my way to the welcome arch. This was the jubilant mood the day I arrived at Sacred Heart of Jesus parish ... Read More
Devotion to the Good Lord Jesus originated in Portugal. This image of Jesus depicts him scourged, wearing a red cloak, with his hands bound, a crown of thorns on his head, and a palm branch ... Read More