Recently, the Confraternity of St. Lazarus was founded to respond to the those who are in need of a proper, dignified Christian burial. It is an initiative between the Eastern and Western Churches. Other Christian communities are welcome to participate in this spiritual and corporal work of mercy. At the moment, we have the commitment of […]
Terrible Easter Day news from Sri Lanka, @AP reports some 200 dead, many more injured in multiple morning bombings at churches and hotels, at least several of which have targeted island’s Catholic population. Let us pray for healing and for the souls taken.
On Christmas Day in 1886 Paul Claudel attended High Mass at the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. He was not particularly moved by the ceremony, which probably was presided over by the newly appointed archbishop. Claudel left and then returned for vespers. “It was the gloomiest winter day and the darkest rainy afternoon over […]
This interview (2 February 2017) with His Beatitude Patriarch Sviatoslav is required reading… Lots of good information.
Today is the 75th anniversary of the attack on the USA by the Japanese. At Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, in Honolulu, Hawaii, a total of 2,403 Americans were killed with an additional 1,178 wounded. The air attack happened at 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time on a sunny Sunday. It is said that this was the final event that led to United States involvement in […]
Father Peter Hans Kolvenbach, the 29th Superior General of the Society of Jesus, led the worldwide Jesuits from September 13, 1983 to 2008, and who voluntarily resigned, died on Saturday, in Beirut four days before his 88th birthday. Here is an interview with Father Kolvenbach. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach was born on Nov. 30, 1928 in Druten, […]
“The apathy that characterizes our time does not originate in the political process, nor does it confine itself to politics. Its source is quite different; we are dealing with a crisis of the person.” In the very few days leading up to the US presidential elections we need to stay focussed on the essential matters […]
Our Catholic Faith, I believe, has something important to say to the concerns of post-modernity, especially regarding matters of faith and reason AND faith and the public order. Work –our labor– is one of those things that Catholicism speaks eloquently about. We still live with the legacy of Marx and his kind when it comes to […]
The Democratic National Convention just finished and Republicans had their jamboree the week before last. I am finding it difficult to settle on the right candidate for governance of these American States. Neither of them, in my opinion, are right for high office. While I am not going to outline right now why I think […]