I have been part of the pro-life debate since my college and law school days, respectfully listening to those that defended the killing of the unborn.
We cannot be indifferent to those in need.
We are called to encounter Jesus and grow as disciples through the sacramental life of the Church.
Ironically, when society needs the voice and teachings of the Church at the decision-making table, it is at this time we find the Church marginalized by political leaders.
The wounds of the Resurrected Jesus are an important sign to believers that as Christ suffered and died for us, we also must carry the crosses given to us as we journey through life.
The Resurrection is the statement that, joined with Him in this world, we are assured of living with Him in the next.
This spiritual spring-cleaning we do for Lent gives us a closer relationship with God and prepares us to receive and understand the sacrificial love of Jesus.
Lent can be seen as a season of joy, says Bishop Haines.
Faith Forward Together: The Black Catholic Pastoral Plan was presented to Archbishop Jerome Listecki on Feb. 1.
The task that all believers share is the communication of the “word,” the person of Jesus Christ.