Entries by Angela Sealana

Why the Cross?

“The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God.” (1 Cor 1:18). Almighty God, in his wisdom, chose the cross as the instrument of salvation for humanity, sacrificing his Son for our sins. As tragic as it is, the […]

Renewing Our Faith and Theirs

One of the most-asked questions we receive at Pilgrim Center of Hope is, “How can I bring my loved ones back to the Catholic faith?” I myself have asked this; it is the sincere question of a concerned loved one. In these situations, we tend to seek books, articles, or succinct answers. In my zealous […]

Beautiful Hope

Our recommended spiritual tool for this week is the book Beautiful Hope, edited by Matthew Kelly. As we struggle to survive and grow in a culture that seems to produce hopelessness with astounding consistency, and when everything seems chaotic as we are faced with many negative realities, we may be tempted to think that nothing […]

ENCORE! Finding Hope

We all struggle to live and survive in a culture that focuses entirely on the wrong things: wrong values, wrong direction, wrong understanding of reality, and that can lead to chaos and total hopelessness. The rat race seems unending and often leads only to disillusionment, discouragement, depression and even despair. In the midst of all this, however, God is […]

His Cross In Your Life

by Bertrand Weaver, C.P. The Cross has the answers you are seeking… … and Fr. Weaver’s powerful book will help you find them. It’s just 112 pages of always practical, never theoretical, advice. Father Weaver reveals how the cross can bring you peace, joy, and happiness, and he shows how you can unite any suffering in your […]

St. Paul of the Cross

Born in northern Italy in 1694, Paul lived at a time when many regarded Jesus just as a great moral teacher nothing else. After a brief time as a soldier, he turned to solitary prayer, developing a devotion to Christ’s passion. Paul saw in the Lord’s passion a demonstration of God’s love for all people. In […]

ENCORE! Why the Crucifix?

Why do Catholics use, wear, and display crucifixes if Jesus has resurrected from the dead? Listen in as Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox discuss this popular question. Catholicism Live! is a weekly series connecting issues of the faith and Church teachings to daily life since 2000. Featuring internationally- and nationally-known guests and topics on the faith, Church teaching, […]