Mater Dolorosa, Mother of Sorrows

A blessed memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows to all, a feast begun in the year 1233 - in the youth of that greatest...

Exalting in the Cross

We should glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus, in whom is our salvation, life and resurrection, through whom we are saved and...

The Most Holy Name of Mary

Today we celebrate the Blessed Virgin Mary in a particularly reverent way as it is the feast day of The Most Holy Name of...

Twenty-Fourth Sunday: The Good Shepherd and the Love of God Incarnate

The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners – of whom I am...

Twenty Third Sunday: The Cross, the Eucharist, and Life Eternal

‘Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple’ (Lk. 14:27). ⧾ This saying of Our Lord is very...

Pope Benedict’s First Address on Saint Gregory the Great

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday, 28 May 2008 Saint Gregory the Great (1) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Last Wednesday I spoke of a Father of the Church little known...

Eternal (not Universal) Salvation Is Our Greatest Hope

Not long ago a theologian within the Eastern Orthodox tradition named David Bentley Hart released a new book entitled Heaven, Hell, and Universal Salvation...

Twenty Second Sunday: Humility, the Cross and Salvation

Perform your tasks with humility….To the humble the Lord reveals His secrets…By the humble He is glorified (Cf. Sir. 3: 17-20). ⧾ The lessons of...

Aiming for Heaven to Win the Culture War, and On the Way, Answer What...

Should Catholics focus on winning political battles as the primary means of reclaiming the culture? Should we put our Faith on the back burner...

Pope Benedict and Saint Bartholomew

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 4 October 2006 Bartholomew Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the series on the Apostles called by Jesus during his earthly life, today...