Fifty years is such a short time in the life of the Church. But like all anniversaries, this one is an opportunity to stop and recall Christ, our foundation, and to evaluate our faithfulness to His call.
“I believe in the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth...” These are familiar words we say on Sundays when we gather for Mass to worship God and declare the great works of the Lord.
On this the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, I was pleased to hear that the theme is “The Eucharist Makes Us the Church.”
It’s one of the Bible’s “Wait, what?” instructions. St. Paul tells us to pray without stopping. Which is, you know, impossible.
I recently participated in a conference that explored the church's sexual abuse crisis and the effect the crisis has had on the church's witness in the public square.