Hannah Kerr – Lord, I Need You (Matt Maher Cover)
Pope Francis finishes off the Year of Mercy with the homeless – Vatican Connections
This week, on Vatican Connections, the Holy Father welcomed 6000 people in precarious situations for a final Jubilee celebration in Rome, as part of the Year of Mercy. He also sent greetings to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. And we take a look at his Mercy Fridays this past year.
Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk – Witness
Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk, Archbishop of Utrecht, was born on June 22, 1953 in Duivendrecht, The Netherlands. He was ordained a priest on June 1, 1985. He studied medicine and holds doctorates in medical bioethics research (thesis on euthanasia) and in philosophy. He has taught ethics and moral theology and served on the executive board of the association for pro-life doctors in The Netherlands. He was co-founder and president of an association which organizes conferences and publications on medical ethics. From 1997-2000 he was part of the International Theological Commission. On July 17, 1999, Willem Eijk was appointed Bishop of Groningen-Leeuwarden and received episcopal ordination on November 6, 1999. He chose as his episcopal motto “Noli recusare laborem” (Do not reject the work), taken from the last prayer of St. Martin. On December 11, 2007, he was appointed Archbishop of Utrecht. In May 2008 Pope Benedict XVI appointed Archbishop Eijk a member of the Congregation for the Clergy in addition to his duties as Archbishop of Utrecht. After serving in various capacities in the Dutch Bishops’ Conference, he was elected President in 2011. On February 18, 2012, Pope Benedict elevated Archbishop Eijk to the College of Cardinals. He is Cardinal-Priest of the Church of San Callisto. Cardinal Eijk was also appointed a member of the Congregation for Catholic Education. He was one of the cardinal electors who participated in the 2013 papal conclave that elected Pope Francis.
In the Beginning: Light
In this Advent series, Salt + Light’s Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann learns from Judaism as he prepares for the coming of the Messiah.
In the second week of Advent, Deacon Pedro and Rabbi Aaron Flanzraich look at the significance of and difference between signs and symbols in Judaism.
In the Beginning: Signs and Symbols
Hail, Favored One! – A Reflection On The Hail Mary
There is a prayer we all know well. A prayer that has been passed on to us from our mothers and grandmothers. The Hail Mary.
Hail Mary, full of Grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
It’s a simple prayer, the Hail Mary. A beautiful prayer. A prayer that has much meaning and goes far deeper than you can imagine. And it all began here, at the Annunciation.
Bobby McFerrin – Ave Maria
Bobby McFerrin sings Ave Maria like the angels