Today we celebrate the Memorial of St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs. Charles Lwanga is an Ugandan Catholic martyred in Namungongo in 1886 by burning at the stake.
There is a radical joy in unfulfillment. Because, paradoxically, as the Lord Jesus’ burning touch fills us with greater longing, it leads the heart to expand with an emptiness that brings expectant peace.
Mary is a beacon of peace in troubled times because, through her intercession, she directs us into a deeper relationship with her son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Praying the Rosary is a means of doing just that.
Are you saved? It’s a question that often confuses Catholics. The most common answer I hear is: “Well, I’m a good person, so I hope to get to heaven.” Ah … nope. Wrong answer.
Has COVID-19 resulted in a sacramental as well as economic recession? What is the relationship between the sacraments and our salvation?