September 2017

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Ring the Bells: Christian Learning and Assessment

Here is a link to this week’s readings. At my home parish of St. John’s in Worcester, something interesting happened a few years back. I noticed it one Tuesday at the daily Mass. At the moment of consecration, there were no...

Catechist magazine and website has been relaunched!

NEW LONDON, CT – Catechist magazine and website has been relaunched to improve the experience of readers both in print and online. The changes give Catechist magazine and website a new look that is more accessible while offering more content for...

Mercy for the Immigrant and the Refugee

Here is a link to this weekend’s readings. The readings this week are about the contingency of forgiveness. While we might like to think that God’s mercy is unconditional, that is not what we learn from Christ and the Scriptures. Instead,...

Wait for the Lord with Courage

Here is a link to this weekend’s readings. The devastation in Houston and in the Gulf region, in the Caribbean (and likely in Florida by the time you are reading this) due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as well as the...

Murder-Suicide and the Meaning of Mercy

Here is a link to this weekend’s readings. Last weekend, I went with a friend to Buffalo Wild Wings to watch the hyped-up fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. In the tenth round, McGregor, a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter...