The Hope of Heaven: Striving Toward Our Eternal Goal

Sunday, May 19, is the Fifth Sunday of Easter. Mass readings: Acts 14:21-27; Psalm 145:8-13; Revelation 21:1-5; John 13:31-35. How easy it is to give up when we meet challenges; how hard it is to persevere! Pope Francis often speaks about the...

Weeping Mother: Our Lady of La Salette Calls for Prayer and Repentance in the Alps

On a golden Saturday afternoon on Sept. 19, 1846, two children were tending their cattle on the grassy slopes at La Salette, high in the French Alps. Neither Maxim Giraud, age 11, nor Melanie Calvat, age 14, could read or write; they knew little...