Jesus Christ

Dear Father | At the crucifixion, Jesus unites with those who feel God is absent from their lives

Father John Mayo

Q: What did Jesus really mean when from the cross He said, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’

BEFORE THE CROSS | Prepare your heart by visiting the Lord’s dwelling place

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson

Let it be done for you according to your faith" (Matthew 9:29).

When Jesus heals two blind men, He said this to them. If Jesus said that to us, would anything happen?

POPE’S MESSAGE | Water to wine: Jesus ushers in new covenant of joy

Pope Francis posed with migrants at his general audience June 8 in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican June 8. The pope dedicated his catechesis talk to the first of Jesus’ miracles, the wedding feast at Cana.

VATICAN CITY — Jesus' first miracle of changing water into wine expresses His invitation to share in the joy of the new covenant and reminds people to do as He commands, Pope Francis said.

The miracle also shows how He transformed the law of Moses — represented by water destined for ritual purification — into the joy of the Gospel, which is represented by wine, he said.

"A feast needs to have wine" as an integral part of shared celebration, the pope said June 8 at his weekly general audience.

I THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW | All creation issues forth from the Trinity

Bishop Robert J. Hermann

On May 22, we celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, and the readings shed light on this, the greatest of divine mysteries.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (234) states: "The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. It is the mystery of God in Himself. It is therefore the source of all the other mysteries of faith, the light that enlightens them. It is the most fundamental and essential teaching in the 'hierarchy of the truths of faith.'"

POPE'S MESSAGE | Nothing keeps God from seeking those who stray

Pope Francis greeted the crowd at his general audience May 4 in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.

VATICAN CITY— There is no such thing as a soul that is lost forever, only people who are waiting to be found, Pope Francis said.

God is not part of humanity's "throwaway culture" and doesn't shut out the sinner and those most in need, the pope said May 4 at his weekly general audience.

Because of His immense love for everyone, God takes the illogical step of leaving His faithful flock behind in the harsh desert to seek out the one who has gone missing, Pope Francis told those gathered in St. Peter's Square.

I THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW | Jesus’ Ascension leaves us with great expectations of the Holy Spirit

Bishop Robert J. Hermann

On May 8, we celebrate the Ascension of our Lord into heaven. After 40 days of post-resurrection appearances, Jesus takes formal leave of the apostles and disciples.

The departure of loved ones is always painful because we miss their comforting and reassuring presence. However, the departure of Jesus differs remarkably from any human departure that we may have experienced.

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