In the teaching of Vatican II and all the popes since, we hear over and over again that evangelization is the primary task of the Church. In fact, in 1983, Pope John Paul II declared, “I sense that the time has come for the Church to focus all of its energies on a new evangelization.”
Author Archives: Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio
This season of preparation for Easter, an integral part of the Christian year from the early days of the Church, has always made repentance its centerpiece.
Lent is supposed to be a season of a successful journey through the desert of penance to a new land and a new, deeper intimacy with God. But often, we find ourselves falling back on the same old pathways. The…
this post on the afterlife, death, purgatory and prayers for the dead is offered as a reflection upon the Scripture readings for the Solemnity or Solemn Feast of All Souls Day, November 2