A Matter of Faith

The Ascension: ‘I Am With You Always’

When I read Scripture, I often like to imagine myself being present and witnessing the events firsthand. So when I reflect on events like the Transfiguration, the Resurrection, and the Ascension, I like to put myself there – in that place and time – and think of what I would see and feel.

Advent – Looking back in order to look forward

In all the hustle and bustle that is the Christmas season, it is important to remember that, as Catholics, we are spiritually invited to prepare for two very important things. First, we are to reflect on the birth of the Christ child, and second, we are to look to the fulfillment of God’s plan – the second coming of that same Christ and the redemption of the world.

Having an attitude of gratitude

BY DCN. JAY W. VANHOOSIER, OFFICE OF FAITH FORMATION Jesus said in reply, “Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine? Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?”  Luke 17:17-18 Although Thanksgiving Day is not specifically a Catholic...