March 31, 2015 3:58 PM Cardinal Marx’s Devastating Misconception of the Church By Dr. Jeff Mirus
Cardinal Reinhard Marx’s unfortunate assertion that the German bishops “cannot wait for a Synod” to approve Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics has drawn severe criticism from two other German cardinals....
March 27, 2015 5:20 PM Insights on the enigma that is Pope Francis By Phil Lawler
Two years after his election, millions of Catholics are still trying to understand Pope Francis. Two recent essays have provided useful perspectives: Writing for Crisis, Msgr. Hans Feichtinger, a priest of the Diocese of Passau,...
April 01, 2015 The first steps toward liturgical renewal By Phil Lawler
Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Astana, Kazakhstan, has emerged as a champion of the traditional liturgy. But you don’t need to be a traditionalist to appreciate his list of ten steps to liturgical renewal, presented during a recent talk...
March 31, 2015 Zooming toward Easter
In theory, my very dear friends, it is not too late to make this a good Lent. Better souls than you and I have dug in at the last minute! Before we get to Holy Week, however, we do have some less devotional commentary. Late last...
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Lent: April 1st
Wednesday is known as Spy Wednesday because on this day Judas made a bargain with the high priest to betray Jesus for 30 silver pieces (Matt 26:14-16; Mark 14:10-11; Luke 22:1-6). In Poland, the young people throw an effigy of Judas from... More
Includes prayers, readings, family activities and recipes for the day.
March 28, 2015 Catholic PSA for Palm Sunday: Treat Blessed Palms with Reverence By Jennifer Gregory Miller
Public Service Announcement: The palms we receive on Palm Sunday are blessed objects or sacramentals that need to be treated reverently, not as toys, mere craft material or trash. Every Palm Sunday I just cringe because the palms are...
March 31, 2015 Church Fathers: St. Justin Martyr By Thomas Van
St. Justin Martyr, generally considered the most important of the Greek apologists, was born between 100 and 110, the son of a pagan Priscus in Flavia Neapolis, Palestine. Justin tells us in his own writings that as a young man, he...