Lay Witness Magazine

Table of Contents: March 2001

Come, Follow Me

by Leon J. Suprenant, Jr. I was completing my fourth year of seminary, and was now only a year away from the diaconate, with ordination to the priesthood to follow shortly thereafter. On the outside, everything seemed fine. I was a “model” seminarian, and by all accounts I was right on track for ordination. On the inside, however, I was in turmoil. Something seemed very wrong. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, and the “busyness” of my life as a seminarian didn’t allow me to see the big picture. Feeling Deserted Deep down, I didn’t believe the Lord … Continue reading

In Brief…

The Holy Father’s Intentions March That, with the committed help of all believers, the scourge of poverty may come to an end, eliminating the intolerance social and economic inequality in the world. That the heroism of the martyrs and of the “witnesses to the faith” who have been remembered during the Great Jubilee may spur all people to increase ecumenical and interreligious dialogue. April That consecrated people, answering the call of their particular vocation, may radiate the spirit of the Gospel beatitudes in the present-day world. That in Rwanda the recently celebrated centennial of the Church may reinforce Christian brotherhood … Continue reading

Lead Us Not into Temptation

by Sean Innerst In this month’s installment of our liturgical Bible study, we come to the readings for the Lenten season. The 40 days of Lent are meant to replicate in the life of the Church the 40-day fast of Jesus recounted in the Gospel reading for the First Sunday of Lent. That reminds us of the operating principle of our Bible study: Jesus Christ is the central, inner meaning of the whole of salvation history. In the liturgical seasons of the Church, we recognize that He is not only the summation of all the events of the Old Testament … Continue reading