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Browsing Notes from Fr. Abraham

The Cannanite Woman - What a Great Faith

Posted by Nancy Lambert

Naturally, whenever the desired attention is not given to us especially when we are in a desperate situation, we feel neglected, dejected, rejected, and repudiated.   Imagine, you need a help, and here is the right person that has all the power and all it takes to help you and ... Read More »

U.S. Bishops Chairman Responds to Defeat of GOP "Skinny Repeal" Bill

Posted by Nancy Lambert

July 28, 2017

"The greatness of our country is not measured by the well-being of the powerful but how we have cared for the 'least of these.'"

WASHINGTON—In response to last night's Senate vote on the "skinny repeal" bill, Bishop Frank J.    Dewayne of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the ... Read More »

U.S. Bishops Chairman Appeals to Members of U.S. Senate

Posted by Nancy Lambert

U.S. Bishops Chairman Appeals To Members Of U.S. Senate To Work Together To Remedy Health Care To Serve The Common Good

July 25, 2017

WASHINGTON—In light of today's Senate Republican vote to address the healthcare law, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Committee on ... Read More »

The Church's Beliefs and Teachings

Posted by Nancy Lambert

The Second Vatican Council declared that "the future of humanity is in the hands of those men who are capable of providing the generations to come with reasons for life and optimism." (GS, no 31). No one can live without the hope that life has ultimate and lasting meaning ... Read More »


Posted by Nancy Lambert

Be gentle with yourself. Take some time for rest, recreation, and renewal this summer.

+Bishop Braxton


By Max Ehrmann

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your ... Read More »

Ordination Class of 2017

Posted by Nancy Lambert

Ordination Class Of 2017: Encounter, Encouragement, Active Parish Life, Are Key Factors In Discernment Process, Answering The Call

According to the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate's (CARA) annual survey, 82 percent of the 2017 class of men ordained to the priesthood were encouraged by about four people ... Read More »

The Holy Trinity - Three Persons, One God...

Posted by Nancy Lambert

Today we celebrate the Most Holy Trinity. The Trinity is One. We do not confess three Gods, but one God in three persons, the “consubstantial Trinity.” The divine persons do not share the one divinity among themselves but each of them is God whole and entire: “The Father is ... Read More »

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 »

To Rise With Christ

Posted by Nancy Lambert


 “Ad resurgendum cum Christo”

An Instruction from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith regarding the burial of the dead and the conservation of the ashes in the case of cremation.  Dated August 15, 2016 and released by the Holy See today, October 25, 2016. 

Key Passages from “Ad resurgendum cum ... Read More »

USCCB Spring General Assembly

Posted by Nancy Lambert

May 12, 2017

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will gather for their annual Spring General Assembly, June 14-15, in Indianapolis. During the assembly, the full body of bishops will address issues of immigration and refugees, religious freedom at home and abroad as well as health care policy ... Read More »