June 9, 2019

Infinite and Ungraspable (What Really Matters, XII)

It is important to have a secret, a premonition of things unknown. It fills life with something impersonal, a numinosum. A man who has never experienced that has missed something important. He must sense that he lives in a world which in some respect is mysterious; that things happen and […]
April 16, 2020

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19): With the worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus, we are confronted once more with the fragility of our lives, and again we are reminded of our common […]
April 15, 2020

St. Ann’s of Wilmington parishioner offers to help homebound during pandemic

Dialog Reporter  March 26, 2020 A college student from Wilmington is putting his faith and his upbringing into action during Delaware’s virtual shutdown during the novel coronavirus pandemic.Patrick O’Connor, a parishioner at St. Ann’s in Wilmington and a junior at the University of Notre Dame, is offering his services to […]
April 14, 2020

Faith in the time of Coronavirus

Resist panic. This is not to say there is no reason to be concerned, or that we should ignore the sound advice of medical professionals and public health experts. But panic and fear are not from God. Calm and hope are. And it is possible to respond to a crisis […]
April 13, 2020

Thank You for Continuing Your Church Offerings!

So many continue to remember Our Lady of Grace with your donations during this time of pandemic. Some have mailed their donations; others have come when the church is open for prayer and put their donations through the slot on the parish office door. We rely on donations to pay […]
April 12, 2020

Bishop Barres – Easter Letter

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April 11, 2020

Public Mass Ban Leads to New Focus on ‘Spiritual Communion’

By Cindy Wooden – Catholic News Service ROME — Public Masses are banned throughout Italy, but literally thousands of Masses are celebrated each day and, in addition to watching them on television or computer screens, the faithful can receive “spiritual Communion.” Pope Francis, after reciting a livestreamed Angelus prayer March […]
April 10, 2020

Crown of Thorns, Crown of Glory

“Corona” means “crown,” and given the way the coronavirus is disrupting our lives, parish, community, nation, and the whole world, it may feel as though it has been crowned king. But Jesus Christ is still King of the Universe. After enduring the mockery of a crown of thorns, He is […]
April 9, 2020

Holy Thursday Reflection

In the Catholic and other Christian traditions, tonight begins the Triduum (a word which means “3 days”), the most solemn and important 3 days of the ecclesiastical year. These 3 days celebrate in solemn and dramatic fashion the Hour of Glory of Jesus – His giving of Himself, His agony, […]
April 8, 2020

Fasting and Almsgiving

Fasting: Ways to Deny Yourself A “quarantine” is literally a period of forty days, usually a period of isolation designed to prevent the spread of disease. It’s striking that the current call to self-quarantine is happening during the forty-day season of Lent. Let us take advantage of this opportunity to […]