Urgent: 4 days left! We still have $5,430 to match to win a $25,400 Challenge Grant! Can you help?
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

The Insights eNewsletter

Working in the Obscurity...of Grace

First appeared on 10/25/2013. Insights is also available to members via email delivery.

This coming Monday, the Church's calendar gives us the feast of Saints Simon and Jude. The historical fate of these two apostles is perhaps a cautionary tale. Nobody knows a thing about them.

This should give us pause when we dream of making our mark on the world, to be remembered down through the ages. Great saints whose lives and impact are little known teach us that a thousand years are like a day to God. Grace can go almost unnoticed, yet last forever.

This mystery of grace is at the heart of everything, and not least in the recent speculation over whether divorced and remarried Catholics might soon be admitted to the Eucharist. Archbishop Gerhard Muller, the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has just clarified the Church's approach, using a significant title: The Power of Grace.

To set the stage, first read the recent City Gates piece by Phil Lawler: A subtle Vatican hint on Communion for divorced/remarried Catholics ... [more content for subscribers]

There's much more! Sign up to receive Insights!

Matching Campaign
Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Was Lewis “basically Catholic”? 11 hours ago
Urgent! We need extra financial support between now and May 24th. 14 hours ago
Reading The Diary of a Country Priest: Scandal May 20
Modeling King David’s awareness of God May 20
Has the sensus fidei disappeared? May 20

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days