Undoing the Knot of Clerical Scandals

The Catholic priesthood is undoubtedly experiencing a profound crisis at this moment. The vast majority of good priests are tainted by the scandals, but Our Lady, Mother of Priests, does not give up hope for [...]

By |2019-07-01T01:54:44+00:00July 1st, 2019|Comments Off on Undoing the Knot of Clerical Scandals

The Virgin Mary and the Pro-Life Movement

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 [...]

By |2018-08-05T22:45:05+00:00August 5th, 2018|Comments Off on The Virgin Mary and the Pro-Life Movement

Life Hidden in Mystery

The Catholic religion is full of mystery — the mystery of God. This mystery is not a human puzzle that a Sherlock Holmes can “solve” by the force of brilliant deductions. Nor is it the type [...]

By |2018-03-07T22:24:02+00:00March 7th, 2018|Comments Off on Life Hidden in Mystery

Joseph the Fearless

St. Joseph is an integral part of the story of Advent, but let’s not be too facile about his calling to be the foster-father of Jesus Christ. Joseph’s obedience to the Angel’s message, his embrace [...]

By |2014-12-23T00:08:50+00:00December 23rd, 2014|Comments Off on Joseph the Fearless