Calling All Sinners: 3-Minute Retreat

Notice:

Learn more about how we can support you in response to the coronavirus in this letter from our president and publisher.

To Our Valued Customers,

Our computer network is currently offline for a repair issue. We expect the repair effort will be completed late today, April 3rd. As a result of this unexpected development, we will be unable to process orders until the repair is completed. However, we expect to be fully operational on Monday April 6th.
 
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. However, rest assured we are doing everything we can and working as fast as we can to be back in a position to serve you.
 
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Joellyn Cicciarelli, President/Publisher

Calling All Sinners

Mike Lorenzo shares his reflection on today’s retreat:

We say “love the sinner; hate the sin” all the time, yet in this age of sound bites and Facebook quotes, where judgment and anger are so easy, and so, so tempting, I can forget that behind every sin there’s a sinner, just like me, worthy of love and mercy.

If we are to truly be a “hospital for sinners” like Pope Francis says, we need to remember the words of his predecessor Saint John Paul II: “The Church proposes; she imposes nothing.” (Redemptoris Missio, 39) During difficult times we’re called to live out our faith in a way that makes others take notice. This cannot be by condemning and imposing on others, but by standing by our beliefs and proposing God in everything we do and say. As a sinner I have no right to judge but rather a responsibility to love. In my prayers, I ask God for the grace to live this responsibility each day.



Mike Lorenzo

Mike Lorenzo

Mike Lorenzo is a proud convert to Catholicism, a passionate speaker, and a musician.

Read More