Annual Catholic Appeal

In last week’s Gospel, Jesus said: “A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house.” A city, or a church like St. Mary of the Angels with its...

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Blessed are the Pure of Heart—the 6th and 9th Commandments

In the Sermon on the Mount, our Lord links together the sixth beatitude, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:18), with the sixth and ninth commandments—Thou shalt not commit adultery nor covet thy neighbor’s wife. As Christ says: “You...

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