Being illumined by the Holy Spirit

Preparing us for Pentecost, Catherine Cavadini looks at the language and imagery of light in Genesis and the Acts of the Apostles. Luke describes Pentecost as the sound of a “strong driving wind” that announced the descent of a fiery light, coming

Yes, God is love!

Preparing us for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Catherine Cavadini reflects on the passage from the first letter of St. John: “God is love.” We also hear Christ speak to us from St. John’s Gospel: “This is my commandment: love one another

Love is a Word to receive and believe

Catherine Cavadini reflects on this Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday, on Thomas the Apostle’s encounter with the risen Lord. John emphasizes Thomas’s “seeing.” Christ offers his hands and his side to Thomas’s touch, but he also then asks Thomas: “Have

How to be whole-hearted to God

Columnist Catherine Cavadini reflects on Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac and the dazzling image of Christ in the Transfiguration. If Abraham is “wholehearted” toward God, Abraham must offer everything to God, which includes offering Isaac. In the Gospel reading for

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