The Fourth Sunday of Advent: David and Mary and The Power of Prayerful Song

In today’s readings, we hear the stories of two central prophetic witnesses: King David and Mary of Nazareth. Their stories are intimately connected in the Christian narrative and today’s readings […]

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Finding Sainthood: An Academic Contribution to Nicholas Black Elk’s Cause for Canonization

By Michael Steltenkamp, S.J. A well-known passage in the New Testament reports an incident that took place after the resurrection of Jesus (Luke 24:13-36).  The scene depicts two of his […]

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