Weekly Faith – Sunday, December 29, 2019

Weekly Faith – Sunday, December 29, 2019

The Feast of the Holy Family Readings: Sirach 3:2–6, 12–14Psalm 128:1–5Colossians 3:12–21Matthew 2:13–15, 19–23 Underlying the wisdom offered in today’s liturgy is the mystery of the family in God’s divine plan. The Lord has set father in honor over his...
A History of the Diocese of Columbus

A History of the Diocese of Columbus

As the U.S. celebrated its independence in 1776, it was home to about 30,000 Catholics among 4 million people. The country had only one Diocese in Baltimore, led by Archbishop John Carroll, the first Catholic bishop in the U.S., and Ohio Catholics did not have a...
Weekly Faith – The Fourth Sunday in Advent

Weekly Faith – The Fourth Sunday in Advent

The Fourth Sunday in Advent Readings: Isaiah 7:10–14Psalm 24:1–6Romans 1:1–7Matthew 1:18–24 The mystery kept secret for long ages, promised through His prophets in the holy Scriptures, is today revealed (see Romans 16:25–26). This is the “Gospel of God” that...
Weekly Faith – Sunday, December 15, 2019

Weekly Faith – Sunday, December 15, 2019

The Third Sunday in Advent Readings: Isaiah 35:1–6, 10Psalm 146:6–10James 5:7–10Matthew 11:2–11 John questions Jesus from prison in today’s Gospel—for his disciples’ sake and for ours. He knows that Jesus is doing “the works of the Messiah,” foretold in today’s First...