Evening Wear and the New Evangelization

There are not a great number of occasions to which I get to wear a tuxedo, but when I was asked by a friend...

A 21st Century Dies Irae – in Conversation with Composer Thomas Crow

Please introduce yourself and your relationship with Faith and Music. My name is Thomas Crow and I am a Catholic Composer from Wakefield in England....

The Layered Meaning of the Prodigal Son

In 1861, John William Burgon, the (Anglican) dean of Chichester cathedral, preached a sermon...

The Inestimable Treasure of the Divine Mercy

‘Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe’… ‘My Lord and my God!’ (Jn. 20:18)). Today is Divine...

Fighting For Truth With Fists – and Feet

(I've always had this suspicion that traditional martial arts tend more towards 'arts' than 'martial'. Their emphasis on complex katas and techniques, which display...

Our Brokeness and the Eucharist

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take...

The Holy Eucharist and the Life of Charity

For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many’ (Mk....

Pilgrimage as a Path to Holiness

“God evidently loves pilgrims. For to some, like Tobias, he sent angels as guides. To others, like Abraham, he just said, ‘Arise and go’”...

Third Sunday of Easter: Growing in Love of the Lord

Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you (Jn. 21:17). ⧾ The Easter Season is a privileged time of liturgical catechesis or instruction...

17th Sunday: The Perfect Sacrifice

Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as...