The Relentless, Saving Mercy of God
Father Joseph Corpora
When Pope Francis announced the Year of Mercy in December 2015, the Holy Spirit must have inspired him. Though the Church has had many dedicated years — Year of the Family, Year of the Priesthood, Year of the Laity,...
‘The Scepter Shall Never Depart from Judah’
Father Harry Hagan
“The scepter shall never depart from Judah, / or the mace from between his feet, / Until tribute comes...
John the Baptist’s Example for Priests
Father Ronald D. Witherup
Every priest knows that John the Baptist is a major figure in the liturgical season of Advent. He is...
Mary Immaculate, Patroness of the United States
on Mary Immaculate, Patroness of the United States
On May 17, 1846, the U.S. bishops, 23 in number, consecrated the United States of America to the patronage...
The Advent Wreath
on The Advent Wreath
John the Baptist best describes this holy period we know as Advent by saying, “One mightier than I is...
The Best Advent Ever
Bishop David J. Bonnar
on The Best Advent Ever
When I was a kid, I remember an article that would periodically appear in the local newspaper. The title...
The Privilege, Joy and Burden of Preaching
Msgr. Michael Heintz
on The Privilege, Joy and Burden of Preaching
Preaching is a task and responsibility that confronts each priest, literally, on a daily basis. It is one of...
Finding Rest in the Silence
Father Michael Ackerman
on Finding Rest in the Silence
One day while I was driving, I noticed a billboard that had a particularly humorous phrase on it: “Jesus...
The Need for Connection
Father Patrick M. Carrion
on The Need for Connection
What is the password to the Wi-Fi here? I only have one bar on the cell service in this...