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Your “Scripture Scoop” feature titled “What Is Social Sin?” (January-February 2023) caught my attention and was thought-provoking. I looked at the recommended Scripture readings, Amos 8:4–6 and Micah 7:1–7, and interpreted that social sin is society’s oppression and cheating of the poor, with the poor’s eventual enslavement. This is predicted...

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Finding God in the Garden

A tour of memories reveals our Lord to one of his guides Gregory J. Rohde Genesis tells us that God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. Have you ever wondered what God did on the eighth day? God walked in a garden. The apple doesn’t...

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All Are Refugees, Going Home

Epiphany, when we remember the Wise Men who knelt before the Son of God to pay him homage, will always be a personal favorite day on our Church calendar. On one momentous January 5—the eve of Epiphany fifty-nine years ago—my parents, my brother, and I left our Cuban hometown of...

Homelessness: Catholics Respond

Homelessness: Catholics Respond

Catholics in two regions exemplify how to answer the call of Christ Jim Graves Today the number of homeless people in the United States is higher than the number of people who have their own home in America’s 32nd-largest city (Albuquerque, New Mexico, population 560,000). US data says the total...

Staying Spiritually Connected

The Covid-19 virus has demonstrated an ability to transcend man-made boundaries and barriers that exist in our fragile global community. It reminds us of humanity’s interconnection; even at the same time we’re practicing “social distancing.” Prayer—especially during this Lenten season—also helps keep us interconnected through challenging times. The Redemptorists and...

ACTS Missions

Adoration. Community. Theology. Service. Editor Elizabeth Herzing interviews Deborah Alaniz Estrada, executive director of ACTS Missions in San Antonio, about its mission to spread the gospel message and its vision to “ignite Catholics worldwide with the eternal flame of the Holy Spirit…and bring about the New Evangelization by fostering love...

Easter: A Season of Plentiful Redemption

In his father’s household, the father never stopped seeing him as a beloved child. The son was greeted with a party, a ring on his finger, and the finest clothes on his back. The son’s betrayal did not dilute or change the love of his father. The father welcomed his...

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I enjoy your magazine, especially the Bible Quiz, every month. This February issue had several things I want to comment on: First, the ashes pictures made me laugh. “Awash in the Joy of Conversion” was great in renewing my commitment to go to confession. And I can’t wait to read...

Jesus, the Sacred Meaning of Our Lives

Everything about Jesus, every action flows out of his experience and relationship with God. This is why Jesus repeatedly sought out moments of intimate, silent encounter with his Father. He was motivated, not out of obligation, but by a longing to drink from the well of Divine Presence that nourishes...

Open Your Heart to Clarity

Recently CNN reported that courts in California are debating whether to put cancer warnings on coffee. On the flip side, late last year, I read that drinking three to four cups of coffee a day could have significant benefits, including improved liver and heart health. Of course, java isn’t the...

Table of Contents

Cover Story Lent: Immersed in the Journey: Inspiring insights and Scripture for February 14 through March 28. Gretchen L. Schwenker Features 16  Awash in the Joy of Conversion: The sacramental path to real change begins  long before confession. Michelle Francl-Donnay 20  Symbols That Surround Us at Lent and Beyond: Lent’s sparse décor echoes the...

Lent: Immersed in the Journey

Inspiring insights and Scripture for February 14 through March 28 On winter mornings, I find myself looking for more light and life. Although now hidden, both will soon return with the onset of spring. Lent aligns with this seasonal change of the earth’s renewal, and I’m driven to seek something...

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I just finished reading the November [2017] issue….“Pushing Through the Fog” is excellent! It was well-written and the values and thoughts it expressed were well-stated. Thank you. Kathy C., CA Notes from the Editor 1. Recently a reader asked about the meaning of the Liguori Publications logo, which features an archer....