John Paul II, Cardinal Ratzinger and Dante: Good company on Good Friday…
When St. John Paul II was beatified in 2011, his feast day was fixed for Oct. 22 — the date of the inaugural “Be Not Afraid!” homily — rather than the customary date of death, April 2. The death anniversary would too often fall during Holy Week or the Easter Octave, and thus could not […]
Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix issues exhortation to deeper faith in the Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist…
With the grandeur of Holy Thursday serving as a focal point, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix has issued a landmark Apostolic Exhortation on the centrality of the Eucharist. The nearly 14,000-word document, “Veneremur Cernui – Down in Adoration Falling,” delves into the key history and theology as well as the beauty […]
Take 5 minutes to listen to this Good Friday reflection from Venerable Fulton Sheen…
Courtesy of the Fulton Sheen Institute…
Pope’s Easter ‘Urbi et Orbi’ blessing: “These wounds are the everlasting seal of His love for us”…
May those who suffer take refuge in the wounds of Christ, and through them, receive the hope which does not disappoint, Pope Francis prayed on Easter Sunday.
Vatican Museums: The Works of Mercy #10
“Proclaiming Christ means showing that believing in Him and following Him is not only true and right, but also beautiful. At the heart of the Gospel lies the beauty of God’s saving love, manifested in Jesus Christ who died and rose again.” Inspired by these words of Pope Francis, the Vatican Museums and Vatican News […]
Easter Sunday: What a flower can teach us about Jesus’ death (and resurrection)
Louise Glück’s poem, “Wild Iris,” begins with a description of death, the sort of death something made of earth and growing there might recount if it could speak.
Watching the trial of Derek Chauvin during Holy Week
If Christians, especially white Christians, vilify Derek Chauvin, we absolve ourselves of our own complicity in the racist structures that permitted him to place and pin his knee on George Floyd’s neck. Surely it is not us, Lord?
Pope Francis overjoyed at receiving over 100,000 video messages of support from Argentinians
Pope Francis said today that he was deeply moved and encouraged at having received more than 100,000 small video messages of thanks and support on the eighth anniversary of his election as pope.
When America magazine rejected William Faulkner, J.K. Rowling and Taylor Swift from our pages
Going through old files, America’s editors found a few interesting submissions (and rejections).
God does not take Mass attendance during a pandemic
Vaccines are promising an end to the Covid-19 pandemic, but weekly Mass attendance may not yet be possible. And for centuries, many Catholics have maintained faith without it.