The Mystery of the Mass

‘This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me….This is the cup of the new covenant in my blood....

Pope Benedict’s Last Holy Thursday

An excerpt to ponder, from Pope Benedict XVI's last Holy Thursday address to his fellow priests, back in 2012, less than a year before...

Luke’s Passion and Compassion

Last year on Palm Sunday we heard the passion from Saint Mark’s Gospel, and next year it will be from Saint Matthew. Each is...

Passion Sunday: The Rending of the Veil

While the sun’s light failed…the curtain of the temple was torn in two (Lk.23:45). Palm Sunday begins our observance of Holy Week, the Week of...

Fifth Sunday of Lent: The Incarnate Mercy of God

I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord (Phil. 3:8). ⧾ Our Gospel reading today is taken...

Third Sunday of Lent: Accepting or Rejecting God’s Truth

Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them, and they were struck down in the wilderness (1 Cor. 10:5). ⧾ These sobering words from...

Ite Ad Joseph!

A blessed and joyous solemnity of Saint Joseph to all our readers! The strong and silent saint from the Gospel is a fitting one...

Gerard Manley Hopkins’ The Wreck of the Deutschland: Searching for God in Suffering

In The Wreck of the Deutschland, Gerard Manley Hopkins vividly presents the struggle of man to see the hand of God in the midst...

Second Sunday of Lent: Our Transfigured and Suffering Lord

He will transform the body of our humiliation that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, by the power that also...

Fatima, Ukraine and Consecration

(The consecration of Russia, and whether or not it has been done, or done correctly, is a convoluted and controversial topic, upon which readers...