Lenten Message from Bishop Joe Vásquez

February 7, 2024 My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:  Next week, we will begin the season of Lent. This liturgical season is a time of renewal and conversion for those of us who are already Christian, and it is about welcoming the newly baptized and initiated...

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Young missionary strives to follow Christ’s model for evangelization

“I often think about how Jesus approached the woman at the well, how gentle it was,” the young missionary said. “That’s an approach that I also love to take. I just try to be myself and meet people.”    As Christians, we are called to imitate Christ and...

Joven misionera se esfuerza por seguir el modelo de evangelización de Cristo.

“A menudo pienso en cómo Jesús se acercó a la mujer del pozo, en lo amable que fue”, dijo la joven misionera. “Ese es un enfoque que también me encanta adoptar. Sólo intento ser yo mismo y conocer gente”.    Como cristianos, estamos llamados a imitar a...

Understanding the Sacrament of Confirmation

In Catholic circles, perhaps no other sacrament raises such a wide variety of interpretations and explanations as the sacrament of confirmation. Sometimes, well-meaning Catholics will say they can’t wait for their child to receive confirmation because then they will...

Comprender el Sacramento de la Confirmación

En los círculos católicos, quizá ningún otro sacramento suscite una variedad tan amplia de interpretaciones y explicaciones como el Sacramento de la Confirmación. A veces, católicos bienintencionados dicen que no pueden esperar a que su hijo reciba la Confirmación...

Father, does God keep forgiving the same sin?

Yes! Unlike human beings, who get tired of offering forgiveness for the same offense over and over again, God never tires of forgiving, no matter what the sin, no matter how often it has been committed. God is ever faithful. He sent his Son to die for your sins and...

Padre, ¿Dios sigue perdonando el mismo pecado?

¡Sí! A diferencia de los seres humanos, que se cansan de ofrecer perdón por la misma ofensa una y otra vez, Dios nunca se cansa de perdonar, no importa cuál sea el pecado, ni cuántas veces se haya cometido. Dios es siempre fiel. Envió a su Hijo a morir por tus pecados...
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