First Sunday of Advent: The Fulfilment of Revelation

For out of Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem (Lk. 21: 36). The first Sunday of Advent marks...

Misreading Eden

Woodstock by Joni Mitchell Well, I came upon a child of God He was walking along the road And I asked him, "Tell me, where are you...

Christ the King, and the Promise of Eternal Life

‘Truly, I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise’ (Lk. 23:43). From the moment that Our Lord spoke these words, the Church...

Thirty Third Sunday: Remaining Faithful Unto the End

Beware that you are not led astray (Lk. 21:8). The sacred liturgy again today directs our attention to the eschaton, the teaching about the end...

Pope Benedict on Pope Leo

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 5 March 2008 Saint Leo the Great Dear Brothers and Sisters, Continuing our journey through the Fathers of the Church, true...

Death and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

“Pray as much as you can for the dying. By your entreaties, obtain for them trust in My mercy, because they have most need...

The Dedication of the Basilica of Saint John Lateran: The First Church of Christendom,...

Brothers and sisters, you are God’s building. ... For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple. (1 Cor 3:9, 17) November 9th, just before...

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...

Thirty-Second Sunday: Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell

Now He is God not of the dead, but of the living; for to Him all of them are alive. (Lk. 20:38) ⧾ As we...

Thirty First Sunday: Mercy Sought, Mercy Bestowed

For the Son of Man has come to seek and save what was lost. (Lk. 19:10) ⧾ The conversion of Zacchaeus may be said to...