Pope John Paul II

The Virgin Mary and the Pro-Life Movement

By |2018-08-05T22:45:05+00:00August 5th, 2018|

The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary always reminds me of Pope John Paul II’s visit to World Youth Day in Denver in the summer of 1993. The culmination of the event was an outdoor Mass with 400,000 kids in Cherry Creek State Park. Because of the dry heat that day, it felt like we [...]

A Mystical Experience in St. Peter’s Basilica

By |2020-09-03T01:09:38+00:00April 7th, 2018|

There are so many reasons to love Catholicism that I am faced with the proverbial embarrassment of riches when I speak of Catholicism’s beauty. Yet, there is one reason that overwhelms them all and binds them all together: her mystical character. The word “mystical,” in relation to Christ and His Church, means that the Spirit [...]