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  • January 27, 2016   Join our Monthly Giving Community

    Learn more about becoming a monthly donor... We need your regular, pledged support! We'd like to emphasize again how important it is to MaterCare to form a stable base of regular donors. The best way to become part of our critical base is to make mon...

  • January 24, 2016   The Spirit in the Church

    THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ORD TIME C (2016) LK 1:1FF.; 4:14-21; 1 COR 12:12FF. Tomorrow is the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul which concludes the Week for Christian Unity. The time between the public appearance of Jesus in the synagogue of Nazareth an...

  • January 10, 2016   The Baptism of Jesus

    A Feeling of Expectancy Lk 3:15 The geographical location Luke gives for today’s encounter is an unspecified place on the Jordan River in what we call the Holy Land. Different sites have been suggested for where the actual baptism occurred. Whateve...

  • January 6, 2016   Epiphany 2016

    The Magi (Mt 2:1-12) The images on the gable-end of the Justinian basilica in today’s Bethlehem date from the sixth century (between 527 AD and 565 AD). That basilica was not destroyed by the Persians in 614 AD when they laid waste the Holy Land. T...

  • December 8, 2015   Year of Mercy

    MATERCARE INTERNATIONAL (MCI) AND THE HOLY YEAR OF MERCY Pope Francis has asked that the Holy Year be a time for Catholics to contemplate just how merciful God has been to them and to understand better how they are called to be merciful to others in...

  • February 5, 2016   "People or Property?"

    From the National Catholic Register, LOS ANGELES — For decades, the Catholic Church has warned that in vitro fertilization and surrogate motherhood would lead to human beings being treated as commodities. Today, legal battles are raging in the Unit...