Disclaimer: At the outset of this post, I feel I need to say at least one thing I’m not talking about here. I’m not talking about suffering inflicted by sinful […]
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 […]
I woke up to birds outside my bedroom window every morning this week; for the past week, the long grey days of an Indiana winter gave way to at least […]
There’s no way around the fact that to many people, Catholic or not, today is a strange feast – the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. It’s one of […]
The readings for this Fourth Sunday of Advent are primarily a call to prepare for the coming of Christ: eschatologically (on the Last Day) and historically (the Incarnation). But […]
Nestled in between the feast of Saint Nicholas of Myra on December 6th (also known as Santa Claus, gifter of candy in shoes and purported puncher of Arius at the […]
Second Sunday of Lent Art captures beauty and truth in a way that evades empirical observations. This mystery was mediated before me as I sauntered through the Art Institute of […]
Since Vatican II, devotion to the Sacred Heart has nearly disappeared. This blogpost gives a brief history of the devotion before pointing to possible benefits and changes entailed by a contemporary devotion to the Sacred Heart.