Epiphany’s Lesson

In the events surrounding the birth of Jesus, three groups are called to our attention: the shepherds, the Magi and the court of King...

Mary Mother of God

When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman…so that we might receive adoption as sons (Gal.4:4).⧾ On this...

A Marian Happy New Year!

The Church begins each new calendar year with a Marian feast, celebrating the Virgin Mary as the Mother of God, Theotokos – literally the...

Facing 2020

“First we overlook evil. Then we permit evil. Then we legalize evil. Then we promote evil. Then we celebrate evil. Then we persecute those...

Timely Words from a Far Off Place

(On this feast of the Holy Family, in my breakfast reading, I stumbled across this homily from Pope Saint John Paul II which he...

Angelus of the Holy Family

(Another throwback to a different era, a brief Angelus address from Pope Saint John Paul II on this feast of the Holy Family, back...

Preaching the Primacy of the Family

It has always been difficult for the homilist to preach on the feast of the Holy Family. In the old days, the priest would...

Hope of the Holy Innocents

The feast of the Holy Innocents, falling appropriately enough within the octave of Christmas, might seem a troubling commemoration at first glance.  Remembering the...

John, the Son of Zebedee

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday, 5 July 2006 John, son of Zebedee Dear Brothers and Sisters, Let us dedicate our meeting today to remembering another very important member of...

Isaiah, Christmas and Salvation

For a Child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; he is named Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty...