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Methodists, Catholics Discuss Convergence in Theology and Rites

Posted by Nancy Lambert

March 5, 1997

WASHINGTON, (March 5, 1997) -- The United Methodist-Roman Catholic Dialogue, charged with bringing 30 years of theological conversations into the life of parishes and congregations around the country, met at St. Paul's College here, February 27-March 1. The on-going task of the Dialogue is to prepare ... Read More »

From a Sermon by Saint Leo the Great, Pope

Posted by Nancy Lambert

Dear friend, at every moment the earth is full of the mercy of God, and nature itself is a lesson for all the faithful in the worship of God. The heavens, the sea and all that is in them bear witness to the goodness and omnipotence of their Creator, ... Read More »

Friday After Ash Wednesday - A Reading from the Book of Isaiah

Posted by Nancy Lambert

Thus says the Lord GOD: Cry out full-throated and unsparingly, lift up your voice like a trumpet blast;  Tell my people their wickedness, and the house of Jacob their sins.  They seek me day after day, and desire to know my ways, Like a nation that has done what ... Read More »

In the Spirit of Lent

Posted by Nancy Lambert

This Lent, we are encouraged to raise up the needs of the world in prayer, to sacrifice by giving up food and material wants, and to offer your time, talent and treasure as good stewards of the gifts God has given you. 

During Lent, the Church asks us to surrender ourselves to prayer and ... Read More »

Lent - A Special and Holy Season

Posted by Nancy Lambert

Most Catholics seem to be aware of the forty-day period before the feast of Easter. Lent, which comes from the Anglo-Saxon word lencten, meaning "spring," is a time marked by particular rituals, such as reception of Ashes on Ash Wednesday or the decision to "give up some habits, food ... Read More »

Bishops' Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Seeks "Bridges, Not Walls"

Posted by Nancy Lambert

January 30, 2018

WASHINGTON—Ten bishops made a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land on January 18 - 27, 2018. In reflections issued at the conclusion of the Pilgrimage, they noted the "many walls and some bridges" they encountered as they "sought out those on the peripheries." The visit, had as ... Read More »

USCCB Emphasize Human Beings All Made in the Likeness of God

Posted by Nancy Lambert

January 12, 2018

The following statement has been issued by James Rogers, Chief Communications Officer for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), emphasizing the USCCB position that all human beings are made in the image and likeness of God and therefore deserving of our respect and compassion.

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A Message from the USCCB President During National Migration Week, January 7 - 13

Posted by Nancy Lambert

January 5, 2018

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), offers a National Migration Week message to the nation with special gratitude for the gift of immigrants and refugees.

Cardinal DiNardo's statement as follows:

"On Sunday, the Catholic Church across the ... Read More »

My New Year Prayer For You

Posted by Nancy Lambert

My favorite prayer is from the Scriptures.  I enjoy praying Scripturally because it is real, it works, and the words are genuine.

The Lord said to Moses: “Speak to Aaron and his sons and tell them: The is how you shall bless the Israelites.  Say to them; The Lord ... Read More »

It's Christmas!

Posted by Nancy Lambert

When we celebrate birthdays, when we send cards and give gifts, we are saying the person whose birthday we celebrate is important to us.

Jesus Christ came into this world as a tiny baby, not as a grown person, not as an alien from outer space. Though he was ... Read More »