What do people want?

What do people want? Do you want the surgery?  No, I want the pain to go away.  I want to be able to go on vacation.  I want to spend more time with my family.  [...]

2019-01-23T10:04:23+00:00January 23rd, 2019|

Charity in Action Awards to Honor Compassionate Commitment

As part of its annual Impressions of Hope Gala, Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) will recognize two groups and an individual who have performed meaningful service and demonstrated deep compassion for others. “At Catholic Charities, [...]

2019-01-18T11:59:04+00:00January 18th, 2019|

Reflection by Jeanne de Chantal

In this New Year, our resolutions may already need a bit of refreshing. This brief reflection from  St. Jane de Chantal reminded me how important it is to make sure prayer gets its proper place [...]

2019-01-17T14:48:28+00:00January 17th, 2019|

Membership Benefits

Membership Benefits Why do intelligent, successful people join groups like Jehovah’s Witnesses, Hare Krishna’s, Scientologists and others (including yours)? People join groups for the benefit of self. It’s safer to be yourself in a like-minded [...]

2019-01-17T10:49:53+00:00January 16th, 2019|

Sunday, January 13

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Baptized and Sent Forth Today’s Readings: Isaiah 42:1–4, 6–7; Psalm 29:1–2, 3–4, 3, 9–10; Acts 10:34–38; Luke 3:15–16, 21–22. Jesus spends thirty years leading a quiet life in [...]

2018-11-27T09:48:27+00:00January 13th, 2019|

Saturday, January 12

I Must Decrease The world would have us believe that increasing our wealth and fame will lead to happiness. Yet here is John the Baptist, whose call has been to prepare the way for the [...]

2018-11-27T09:47:34+00:00January 12th, 2019|

Friday, January 11

Thy Will Be Done Luke’s Gospel account highlights the posture of a leper asking Jesus for a cure: “he fell prostrate.” To fall is to lose control; to be prostrate is to make oneself little [...]

2018-11-27T09:46:49+00:00January 11th, 2019|

Thursday, January 10

God’s Purpose After forty days of prayer and fasting, Jesus visits his hometown synagogue in Nazareth, reads from the scroll, and declares that he is the fulfillment of the prophetic passage. He then travels to [...]

2018-11-27T09:46:00+00:00January 10th, 2019|