By Elizabeth Slaten – We will inevitably find points in our lives when our conscience was wrong or ill informed, and we made mistakes. Do not let that discourage you. Ask God for forgiveness if you have sinned, thank him for the lessons learned, and praise him for guiding you to the truth. And with God’s grace, continue to strive to properly form your conscience as the early Christians did through the teachings of the Church, the sacraments, Christian community, and prayer.
By Elizabeth Slaten – In a special way, these new priests are called by our Lord to follow him, serve him and to care for his Church. As the lay faithful, we are called to love and support these priests in their mission to be servants of Christ and his Church. Let us be sure to constantly keep them in our prayers.
By Elizabeth Slaten – I am always struck by the immediacy with which the apostles respond to the Holy Spirit by going out and preaching the Good News. There is no hesitation. The apostles receive the Holy Spirit and immediately they go out into Jerusalem and proclaim the Gospel. They go out and evangelize.
By Elizabeth Slaten – We hear in 1 Peter 4:10, “As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” As Christians, we are all called to respond to this commission and use the gifts we’ve been given to serve God and his people. For Daniel and Diana Collins this means opening a Catholic store in the Diocese of Tyler.
By Elizabeth Slaten – Our consciences can and should inform every single thing we do. It informs the morality of everything in our lives! From the things we say, to the TV shows we watch, to the people we choose to spend our time with, to the way we interact with our children or treat our spouse. Our consciences inform every action in our lives.
By Elizabeth Slaten – Fr. Dominic explained that their mission is “the continuation of the mission of Jesus. It is always in unity with the poor and with the most abandoned. So, wherever the poor or the most abandoned, especially in the spiritual sense, we want to reach out to them.”
“It’s the community,” he said. “We’re all brothers and sisters here. It’s getting to know the other volunteers. We call each other and check in on each other.” Not only are the volunteers of the SMM Food Pantry being witnesses of Christ’s love for the poor in their community, they are also serving each other.
From the very beginning of the Catechism, the Church proclaims to its reader the good news of salvation. God, who is completely perfect in himself, chose to create man to share his eternal life. This is God’s will for man – that man share in his blessed life for all eternity.
The year 2020 will be one Catholics will not forget as the rise in concern for the Coronavirus brought about the temporary suspension of public Mass in dioceses throughout the…