“In marriages, families and parishes, the rough and tumble of human interactions is often permitted by God to smooth us, polish us and beautify us.” – Monsignor Charles Pope
“Your Lent could be the most powerful one yet, an invitation to take a deeper dive into the kind of prayer St. Therese described as ‘a burst from my heart, it is a simple glance thrown toward heaven, a cry of thanksgiving and love in times of trial as well as in times of joy.’” – Dan Burke
“If we want Ash Wednesday Catholics to become All Sunday Catholics, maybe we can learn to build on what brings them in the first place and be less anxious to echo the opening words of Jesus’ public ministry, ‘Repent and Believe the Gospel!’” – Monsignor Charles Pope
The second in a series of meditations, both ever ancient and ever new, by Fr. Matthew MacDonald.