December 8, 2013

Second Sunday of Advent 2013

Introduction Already we are beginning the Second Week of Advent. It is the beginning of a new liturgical year, a time when we are called to open our hearts more widely to Christ as we remember and re-live yet again the events of his life – his coming into the world, his teaching and miracles,...
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The feast day of our nation: Celebrating the Immaculate Conception

  The Immaculate Conception by Jose Antolinez (1650)   Today we join with Catholics across the United States in celebrating the feast day of our nation, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Patroness of the United States: Archbishop John Carroll, my school's namesake, had a tremendous devotion to Our
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