The Church is the fulfillment of Israel, called to let shine the Light of Christ.
We make resolutions because we know we fall short of who God calls us to be.
Christianity is not a system with a goal, it is a response to an event. Believing the assertions of Christianity changes us.
By having his mother appear to St. Juan Diego, God showed how much he loved the indigenous people of the Americas. Even today, the Mexican people have a special mission to evangelize the Western Hemisphere.
The Immaculate Conception may have been formally declared in 1854, but it had been developing in Catholic doctrine for centuries.
We naturally pray during strong moments in our lives. Our prayers of Thanksgiving are the most pure.
We are constantly surrounded by the saints, by their examples and their prayers.