On the Feast of All Souls, many people fondly remember their deceased grandparents. For Billy, that experience of boundless love for an elder helped break through a distracting period of prayer.
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The bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. What does that mean for us?
In his thirteenth installment, Deacon Steve relies on his routine to prepare for the long-awaited day.
Happy Easter! In this final talk of our Lenten Retreat, we focus on the joy of the resurrection. The resurrection accounts remind us that Jesus meets us where we’re at to bring us to greater joy and freedom.
With 23 rites in communion with the Roman Catholic Church, we must acknowledge the diversity and variance in how we worship God, even as one universal church.
The liturgical calendar invites us to order our lives around a cycle of stories. The same words return to collide with us in new ways. Like returning to a childhood bedroom in adulthood, memories pile up and dialogue.
Now ordained, am I looking for my voice, or God’s?
In his inaugural Deacon’s Diary, Steve Molvarec, SJ, writes: someone asked me: “How long does it take?” I replied: “I’ve been a Jesuit for nine years. And have less than two weeks until diaconate.” He said: “That’s a really long time.”
The Assumption matters because it reminds us, with almost embarrassing boldness, of the shocking materiality of Catholic belief in the afterlife.