Kamis, 30 Maret 2006

Simplify your life! and more...

It's the fifth Sunday of Lent this weekend. Can you believe that Holy Week is almost upon us?In this issue, we reflect on why Jesus calls us "friends." Pope Benedict tells us, "Communion is key to Church Unity." And if you're struggling with life right now, we are reminded that "life is strewn with many little nights of Gethsemane." If you 've been praying and all you hear from God is silence, we

Jumat, 24 Maret 2006

We're busting at the seams so we're moving

Yes, we're moving and I'm trying to get this email out to you from an office strewn with moving boxes, disassembled desks and moving people running around.We are moving out of our Old Town Pasadena office today and hope to get settled into our new offices in a few days. And no, it's not a misprint, we really are opening two new offices - one in West Covina CA and another one in Simi Valley, CA

Kamis, 16 Maret 2006

St. Patrick's Day, the legacy of Irish priests, the Da Vinci Code, spam mail, avian flu, media and the Church and more

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all!Get into the green spirit. Try out the Irish recipes we have lined up for you. And then get into the real spirit of the holiday with this article about the real St. Patrick and why he should be honored not just by the Irish but by all down-trodden people everywhere.And this being an Irish holiday, let's not forget the sacrifices of the thousands of Irish priests who

Jumat, 10 Maret 2006

Lenten Sacrifice, Illegal Aliens, Divorced Catholics, Abstinence, Hi-tech Gadgets from Apple and Microsoft and more!

I know you will absolutely enjoy the ParishWorld we have for you this week. Let's give it a whirl.So what did you give up for Lent? Can you give up candy for forty days? This young lady in our story did. See how she fared. Another article reflects upon finding holiness through veggies and going meatless on Fridays. And still another talks about giving up on 'complaining?' At the Vatican, Pope

Jumat, 03 Maret 2006

Lenten Rites, American Politics and Catholics, Fresh Homemade Pasta and More

Have we got a busy issue of ParishWorld for you this first weekend of Lent.The Holy Father talks about Lenten Rites, such as the imposition of the ashes and the "stations," and how they have maintained their significance over the centuries. He reminds us that the Christian life is a ceaseless struggle against evil.Pope Benedict XVI also urges our youth to read the scriptures and "build your life