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Pentecost: The Church's Birthday

Posted by Nancy Lambert

Each year the Church celebrates 50 days of Easter, culminating at the feast of Pentecost. Pentecost marks the occasion of God’s sending the Holy Spirit upon Jesus’ disciples after his resurrection. Before Pentecost, the disciples were unsure of what they were to do next, and spent most of their ... Read More »

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Posted by Nancy Lambert

Big congratulations to all the Moms on this special day.

Among the many blessings that God has showered upon us in Christ is the blessing of family, a gift bestowed by the Creator from the creation of the human race…

While all members of the family are called to ... Read More »

"Amoris Laetitia" (The Joy of Love) Continued

Posted by Nancy Lambert

7.      How can the apostolic exhortation be utilized by Catholic leaders? Amoris Laetitia will be a valuable guide for all those engaged in ministry to those           discerning and preparing for marriage and to married couples and families at all stages. Catholic leaders would do well to study Amoris Laetitia in ... Read More »

"Amoris Laetitia" (The Joy of Love)

Posted by Nancy Lambert

 Frequently Asked Questions What is an apostolic exhortation? An apostolic exhortation is a particular kind of papal teaching that communicates the mind of the pope on a certain topic. It is often used to share the conclusions reached by the Holy Father after consideration of the recommendations of a ... Read More »

Pope Francis's Love Letter

Posted by Nancy Lambert

Pope Francis's Love Letter Invites Deeper Reflection on the Beauty of Marriage and Christ's Teaching, USCCB President Says:

WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, welcomed Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, on love in the family. Pope Francis' "love letter ... Read More »

Cardinal Dolan and Archbishop Lori to Congress: Support the Conscience Protection Act

Posted by Nancy Lambert

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and Archbishop William E. Lori – as chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities and Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, respectively – wrote to the U.S. House of Representatives, March 31, urging support for the Conscience Protection Act of ... Read More »

It's Divine Mercy Sunday

Posted by Nancy Lambert


The Corporal Works of Mercy are found in the teachings of Jesus and give us a model for how we should treat all others, as if they were Christ in disguise. They "are ... Read More »

Joy Comes in the Morning...It's Easter!

Posted by Nancy Lambert

The transformative lesson God taught us during Lent is that the morning will come when you learn how to endure the night. God promised His people, “I will be as the dew unto my people”. Dew is the tiny drops of moisture that appear on cool surface in the ... Read More »

Important Days Ahead...

Posted by Nancy Lambert

Palm Sunday, the final Sunday before Easter Sunday, marks the beginning of Holy Week. Catholics, and in fact other Christian churches, distribute palms on Palm Sunday to commemorate Christ's triumphal entrance into Jerusalem, when palm branches were placed in His path before His arrest and Crucifixion on Good Friday.

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2016 Meeting of the Bishops of the Catholic Church in America

Posted by Nancy Lambert

2016 Meeting concludes with a sense of 'urgency to make mercy practical'.

Fourteen bishops representing the Catholic Church in Canada, Latin America and the United States concluded three days of prayer and dialogue at the 38th Meeting of the Bishops of the Church in America.  Gathering together after the ... Read More »