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Honoring Our Father

Honoring Our Father Did you know that there is a Church approved apparition of God the Father? In 1932 God the Father appeared to Mother Eugenia Ravasio who at the time was the Superior General of the Congregation of Our Lady of the Apostles. The Father spoke to her in Latin—a language which she did […] Read More

Mysterious Love

“6 But the righteousness based on faith says, Do not say in your heart, “Who will ascend into heaven?” (that is, to bring Christ down) 7 or “Who will descend into the abyss?” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8 But what does it say? The word is near you, on your […] Read More

The Mass: Worship, Thanksgiving, Atonement, and Petition

One of the most insightful descriptions of the liturgy which I have read is an excerpt from Von Hildebrand’s Liturgy and Personality: The Healing Power of Formal Prayer. In it, Von Hildebrand explains what the person’s response to the Liturgy ought to be. It is easy to think of all of the benefits that the […] Read More

Your Guide to the Easter Triduum

Tomorrow begins the Easter Triduum, the highest point of the Catholic liturgical year. It is also the shortest liturgical season of the Church calendar. This three-day celebration of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ marks the end of our Lenten journey (liturgically speaking; our Lenten fast does not end until Holy Saturday) and […] Read More

Seal of Confession

When I was a seminarian in St. Benedict, Louisiana, I always thought the Sacrament of Reconciliation would be my favorite to celebrate, if I became a priest. The first time I encountered the seriousness of the Seal of Confession was with one of my good friends. We attended the same high school, and ended up going to […] Read More

A Priest’s Fight for the Seal of Confession

When I was a seminarian in St. Benedict, Louisiana, I always thought the Sacrament of Reconciliation would be my favorite to celebrate, if I became a priest. The first time I encountered the seriousness of the Seal of Confession was with one of my good friends. We attended the same high school, and ended up going to […] Read More

Hananiah, Azariah and Mishael

Hananiah, Azariah, Mishael – who are they?? This posed a mystery for me as I heard these names repeated during the Liturgy of the Hours. The names come from chapter 3 of the Book of Daniel in the context of praising the Lord. I would imagine even those who don’t pray the Liturgy of the […] Read More

Can Catholic Teaching on Sexual Morality Be Lived?

The Wayward Heart “I am only human, not God, and what I am doing is natural. I cannot be faulted for the way I was made.” These were the words of my acquaintance who struggled to believe in the truth of the Catholic Church’s teaching on sexual morality. These words contain both a confirmation of […] Read More

When ‘Unbiblical’ Means ‘Unpalatable’

When I was a protestant, there were a number of passages of Scripture that nagged at me. They were the sort of passages that fuel countless little arguments in every protestant community. Some verses had to do with internal protestant debates, such as those surrounding free will, while others – the ones that I found […] Read More