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      Recognizing Baby Steps – Part 2

      In a previous article of mine, Recognizing Baby Steps a news article was reviewed where it was reported that a pregnant woman in the...

      Saint Gregory Narek, Mystic, Monk and Doctor

      The Armenian monk Gregory Narek (Grigor Narekatsi), whose life spanned the latter half of the 11th century (ca. 950 - 1003), was enrolled amongst...

      Second Sunday of Lent: The Transfiguration

      ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!’ (Mk. 9:7) On the second Sunday in Lent we always read the Gospel of the Transfiguration...
      Pope St. John Paul II

      Pope John Paul II and the Chair of Peter

      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...

      Rock of Ages…But Some Loose Stones

      “Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. I will...

      Peter Damian’s Book of Gomorrah

      St. Peter Damian (1007-1073) was a Benedictine monk and Cardinal Bishop whose principle legacy relevant to our time is his slim volume titled The...

      Saint Peter Damian and Pope Benedict

      Not many in the hierarchy write like Saint Peter Damian (+1072) anymore, whose direct and blunt condemnation of the unnatural sexual sins of the...

      Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto – The Youngest, but not the Least, of Canonized...

      On this day in 1920, February 20th, the 'Spanish' influenza took the life of nine-year old Jacinta Marto, as she lay alone in a...

      The Message of Pope Benedict for Lent from 2010

      MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI FOR LENT 2010   “The justice of God has been manifested through faith in Jesus Christ” (cf. Rm 3, 21-22)   Dear Brothers and Sisters! Each year,...

      Pope Francis and Lent

      (I realize many of us have some difficulty with Pope Francis - and the Church seems to be in a perpetual penitential mode of...