Day 219: Separation from God (2022)

Fr. Mike points out that separation from God is not due to a lack of power or love on God’s part, but is a consequence of our willful refusal to follow Him. He also highlights that despite our unfaithfulness, God always has a plan for reconciliation. The readings are Isaiah 59-60, Ezekiel 19, and Proverbs […]

Church must undergo profound reform to survive, says French sociologist

The Catholic Church may be at a turning point in its history, believes Danièle Hervieu-Léger, a leading French sociologist on religion. To survive in secularized Western societies, the institution will have to reform itself, she says. In a new book with fellow sociologist Jean-Louis Schlegel that came out this past spring, “Vers l’implosion? Entretiens sur […]

In Lebanon, young adults renovate homes to help poor, build friendships

BEIRUT — For the poor in Lebanon whose lives are clouded in misery, even a fresh coat of paint can brighten bleak living conditions. That’s what Caritas Lebanon youth volunteers are doing for 40 needy families all over the country this summer for their annual home renovation project, now in its 16th year. “Due to […]

The Vigilant and Faithful Disciple

Readings: • Wis 18:6-9 • Ps 33:1, 12, 18-19, 20-22 • Heb 11:1-2, 8-19 • Lk 12:32-48 “What is the mark of a Christian?” asked St. Basil in his work, Moralia, which is a guide […]