I like to share good news. Below is a letter that movingly describes how things we do every day – a friendly greeting or a hospital visit from a pastor – can make a big difference in the lives of the people we serve and encounter. This writer describes these kind gestures with the wonderful image of a “wink from God.” I think you will enjoy her note:
Dear Archbishop Kurtz:
Happy New Year! I just wanted to write you a […]
Want to learn everything possible about the season of Lent and much more? Take the time to review this Lent-special web site prepared by the archdiocesan Office of Evangelization (thanks, Sal Della Bella). I just saw it this morning and was delighted by the format.
You will find user-friendly information about ashes and the time-honored practices of the Lenten season. There are interviews with people on the street telling us why they received ashes yesterday and testimonies from folks […]
With us being snowed-in today on Mardi Gras, I have had time to create my Lenten budget. Heeding Jesus’ three-fold call for prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, I believe that setting aside an amount to donate to good causes during Lent will keep my mind on task so that my prayer and my fasting (no meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent; no snacking for Ash Wednesday and Good Friday – as well as denial of Diet Coke […]
Since Sunday, more than 500 Catholics leaders have gathered in Washington, DC at the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering to pray, study and celebrate the Eucharist together. This morning I gave the concluding homily and blessed these leaders as they travel to Capitol Hill to visit legislators and share a vision of society grounded in justice, fairness, respect for the human person, and solidarity. Here is the homily:
Last month at the Right to Life March, […]