Form your conscience in advance of the November election, with help from Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde.
On Faith
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Q. I am 91 years old and I am wondering just where heaven is. I have heard priests say that it is here on earth, the same as hell and purgatory. But when I pray the Apostles' Creed I say, "He … more
Q. Lately, I find myself asking quite a bit from God — perhaps too much. I ask for things for myself, since my own life has fallen a bit off course — as well as for friends and family members, … more
“It is the Lord’s blessing that brings wealth” (Prv 10:22). In the time of Jesus, it was a common belief that wealth on earth was a sign of God’s favor. God granted success and wealth to many … more
The following homily was given by Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde at Mass for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Fifteenth Anniversary of September 11, 2001, at the Cathedral of Saint … more
In his recent exhortation on family life, Pope Francis wrote, “The Bible is full of families, births, love stories and family crises. This is true from its very first page with the appearance of … more
Q. Too often I have seen various ministers at Mass wearing shorts. I find this to be the utmost irreverence. Would these same people wear shorts to dine with the president of the United States? Yet … more
The main altar at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome lies beneath an enormous canopy, held aloft by swirled or Solomonic columns. The structure — called a baldacchino — is meant to bring visual … more
St. John Chrysostom (c.347-407) Feast day: September 13 For some of us, standing up and speaking before an audience, even a small group, is the stuff of nightmares. If St. John Chrysostom ever … more
Father Franklyn M. McAfee began writing the homily for 9/11 victim Barbara Olson the way he began writing every homily — by listening to music. Requiem, Opus 9 by Durufle inspired the message for … more
Every part of a well-designed church is deliberately planned to bring glory God — the shape, the artwork, the liturgical furnishings and everything in between. Architects and artists since the … more
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