The Limits of Hope

Posted by Leonard J. DeLorenzo on Mar 29, 2020 7:47:00 AM

Editorial note: This blog is the fifth in a six-part series featuring our free Lenten resource, "A Scriptural Pilgrimage to Christ Through Lent," written by Lenny DeLorenzo.

There is no limit to hope because Christ has gone beyond the last horizon.

There are times when we put ourselves at a great distance from God, due to our own sin and our own neglect. Like a sheep who has wandered from the flock, I find myself alone and isolated. It is all my own doing. I rejected the care of the Shepherd, and now I have no one to care for me.

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Topics: healing, Lent, leonardjdelorenzo, Hope, downloadable resources, liturgical year, truth, vulnerability

The Depths of Mercy

Posted by Leonard J. DeLorenzo on Mar 22, 2020 7:26:00 AM
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Topics: healing, Lent, leonardjdelorenzo, downloadable resources, liturgical year, truth, vulnerability

The Hidden Life

Posted by Leonard J. DeLorenzo on Mar 15, 2020 7:06:00 AM
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Topics: healing, Lent, leonardjdelorenzo, downloadable resources, liturgical year, truth

The Pain of Healing

Posted by Leonard J. DeLorenzo on Mar 8, 2020 8:15:00 AM

Editorial note: This blog is the second in a six-part series featuring our free Lenten resource, "A Scriptural Pilgrimage to Christ Through Lent," written by Lenny DeLorenzo.

“May we bear the wounds of your Son, for through his body he gave us life.”

That’s a hard prayer to pray, but that’s what the Church instructs us to pray on Wednesday morning in the second week of Lent. Who could possibly beg to receive wounds? We are much more comfortable praying to be relieved of our wounds. And yet, the wounds of Christ are the source of healing for our own wounds. To accept his wounds is to be healed of ours.

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Topics: healing, Lent, leonardjdelorenzo, downloadable resources, liturgical year, truth, vulnerability

Small Talk and Big Appetites for Truth in Communications

Posted by Bill Schmitt on Mar 3, 2020 7:00:00 AM

I spoke at a recent “Theology on Tap” event for my parish, reflecting on Pope Francis’ 2018 World Communications Day address, “The Truth Will Set You Free: Fake News and Journalism for Peace.

Pope Francis has called Catholics to find better ways to generate, consume, and spread the torrent of information found in mass media. This topic is evergreen, yielding endless opportunities for me to update such presentations, partly due to my deepening fears that respectful, inclusive, problem-solving conversations are disappearing in our polarized public square.

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Topics: communication, Politics, social media, truth, journalism, Super Tuesday

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