The funeral liturgy: a celebration of salvation and mercy, not a commemoration

coffin in a hearse

When a person dies, a void is left in the lives of their families and friends. 

Come, Lord Jesus - Emmanuel

Baby Jesus with Joseph and Mary

We began the season of Advent with the liturgical antiphon and refrain, “Come, Lord Jesus!”

Faithful citizenship and conscience formation, Part 2

In my last article I encouraged each of us to begin with prayer for the right formation of our consciences in discharging one of our responsibilities of faithful citizenship, that is, voting.