The Spirituality of Lent and the Science of the Cross

‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve only Him’ (Mt. 4:11). On Ash Wednesday we began the observance of the holy season of Lent with...

Frost and Fire: A Lenten Poem

To have the soul of a poet Lord, To have one that feels to the depths. The gaping wide hole in my soul Lord The sadness and...

Doors of Victory

And there was a great battle in heaven; Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon fought, and his angels. And...

Remember Man, That Thou Art Dust

HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI Vatican Basilica Ash Wednesday, 13 February 2013   Venerable Brethren, Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today, Ash Wednesday, we begin a new Lenten journey, a...

The Lenten Fast for Today’s Catholic

Can there be a shorter account of Our Lord’s forty days in the desert than the one from Saint Mark? It omits not only...

Simplifying in Lent

One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come,...

Be Ye Perfect: The Seventh Sunday and Lent

Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect (Mt. 5:38). ⧾ At face value, these words appear to demand the impossible of us; but...

Seventh Sunday Quodlibetal

We moderns have been indoctrinated to regard the Middle Ages as a time of superstition and cruelty, but in fact they were quite wonderful....
Pope St. John Paul II

John Paul II and Cathedrae Petri

EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATION WITH THE NEW CARDINALS HOMILY OF JOHN PAUL II Thursday, 22 February 2001 Feast of Saint Peter's Chair 1. "'Who do you say that I am?'. Simon...

The Angelus and the Law’s Perfection

ANGELUS St Peter’s Square, Sunday, 13 February 2011 Dear Brothers and Sisters, In this Sunday’s Liturgy we continue to read Jesus’ so-called “Sermon on the Mount”. It...