If one wishes to get rid of the angels, one must radically revise Sacred Scripture itself, and with it the whole history of salvation.
~Pope John Paul II, General Audience: July 9th, 1986

The Angel Who Ordered an Emergency Baptism

Do angels intervene in sacraments? We know from our earliest instructions in the faith that angels exist and are concerned about our welfare. Anyone who has learned the traditional Guardian Angel Prayer (“Angel of God”) [...]

By |2021-03-14T17:13:22+00:00January 1st, 2020|Comments Off on The Angel Who Ordered an Emergency Baptism

Queen of the Archangels

September concludes with the feast of those glorious spiritual beings that Christian Tradition acknowledges as the princes of the angelic world: the Archangels. The three named Archangels of Scripture are Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel, and [...]

By |2019-09-29T00:26:27+00:00September 29th, 2019|Comments Off on Queen of the Archangels

Advent Lessons From an Old Testament Priest

The Scriptures in Advent present us with a number of excellent role models of faith, but the father of John the Baptist is not one of them. Zechariah, a priest of the Law of Moses, [...]

By |2017-12-08T22:59:45+00:00December 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Advent Lessons From an Old Testament Priest

Angels – Mysterious Guardians of Body and Soul

Angels may have different meanings to different people, but I can assure you that they are not little chubby babies with wings. Neither are they lifeless doctrines or pious maternal presence that keep little children [...]

By |2017-10-07T18:10:29+00:00October 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Angels – Mysterious Guardians of Body and Soul

The Priest and the Sinner in Extremis

In the 1920s automobiles were a relatively new and expensive technology but my grandfather owned one because he was a mechanic. That made him the “go-to” guy for his parish priest who didn’t own one. [...]

By |2016-04-02T00:39:11+00:00April 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on The Priest and the Sinner in Extremis

The Three Flames of Divine Love

Every year on the 29th of September the Church commemorates the three angels whose names have been revealed to us in Scripture for our consolation: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. There is a fourth angel whose [...]

By |2015-09-29T19:59:01+00:00September 29th, 2015|Comments Off on The Three Flames of Divine Love

Queen of Angels

Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR A thousand angels were equipped for her guard and custody that they might serve as most faithful vassals of their Queen and Lady. ~Venerable Mary of Agreda, Life of the [...]

By |2020-08-18T02:21:28+00:00September 27th, 2015|Comments Off on Queen of Angels

Jesus, Joy of Angels

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my son; this day I have begotten you”? Or again: “I will be a father to him, and he [...]

By |2015-07-07T22:52:52+00:00July 7th, 2015|Comments Off on Jesus, Joy of Angels

Jesus, Angel of Great Counsel

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; Upon those who lived in a land of gloom a light has shone. For a child is born to us, a [...]

By |2015-04-09T12:10:34+00:00April 9th, 2015|Comments Off on Jesus, Angel of Great Counsel

The Three Flames of Divine Love

Every year on the 29th of September the Church commemorates the three angels whose names have been revealed to us in Scripture for our consolation: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. There is a fourth angel whose [...]

By |2014-09-29T13:00:32+00:00September 29th, 2014|Comments Off on The Three Flames of Divine Love