Easter Sunday 2021
"Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed" (John 20:8)
April 04, 2021
Palm Sunday 2021
"Amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me" (Matthew 26:21b)
March 28, 2021
Solemnity of the Annunciation 2021
“Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you” (Luke 1:28b)
March 25, 2021
5th Sunday of Lent 2021
“Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit” (John 12:24)
March 21, 2021
Solemnity of St. Joseph 2021
“When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home” (Matthew 1:24)
March 19, 2021
4th Sunday of Lent 2021
“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him” (John 3:17)
March 14, 2021
3rd Sunday of Lent 2021
To those who sold doves He said, “Take these out of here" (John 2:16)
March 07, 2021
2nd Sunday of Lent 2021
"As they were coming down from the mountain, He charged them not to relate what they had seen to anyone, except when the Son of Man had risen from the dead" (Mark 9:9)
February 28, 2021
1st Sunday of Lent 2021
"He remained in the desert for forty days, tempted by Satan" (Mark 1:13)
February 21, 2021
Ash Wednesday 2021
“Then the Lord was stirred to concern for his land and took pity on his people” (Joel 2:18).
February 17, 2021
"They departed for their country by another way" (Matthew 2:12)
January 06, 2021
Octave Day of Christmas 2021
"The shepherds went in haste to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger" (Luke 2:16)
January 01, 2021
Sunday within the Octave of Christmas - Holy Family 2020
"Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted —and you yourself a sword will pierce" (Luke 2:34-35a)
December 27, 2020
Christmas Day 2020
“And the Word became Flesh and made His dwelling among us” (John 1:14)
December 25, 2020
Christmas Eve 2020
“For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord” (Luke 2:11)
December 24, 2020
4th Sunday of Advent 2020
“He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High” (Luke 1:32)
December 20, 2020
3rd Sunday of Advent 2020
“He came for testimony, to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him” (John 1:6)
December 13, 2020
Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2020
“Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you” (Luke 1:28)
December 08, 2020
2nd Sunday of Advent 2020
“One mightier than I is coming after me” (Mark 1:7).
December 06, 2020
1st Sunday of Advent 2020
"Why do you let us wander, O LORD, from your ways, and harden our hearts so that we fear you not?" (Isaiah 63:17)
November 29, 2020
“When they saw Him, they worshiped” (Matthew 28:17).
May 24, 2020
St. Nicholas Owen, Priest-Hole Maker - The Capture - By Tony Reynolds
In Tudor England, when the Crown made Catholicism illegal, valiant Jesuit priests and their collaborators kept the Faith alive, even if it meant their deaths. This is the true story of heroic saint who helped to save priests, and thus helped to save souls.
May 23, 2020
6th Sunday of Easter 2020
“He will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth.” (John 14:16b-17a)
May 17, 2020
As The Clock Struck Twenty - In the Crypt of St. Paul's - Sister Mary Catherine, O.P.
In this reading, a Dominican friar was stranded decades ago is rescued but brought back into a very different society, one overtaken by a totalitarian regime. Trying to keep his Faith and sanity, we hear his account of first returning to the Sacraments.
May 16, 2020
5th Sunday of Easter 2020
“I am the way and the truth and the life.” (John 14:6)
May 10, 2020
The Power and the Glory - by Graham Greene
Inspirational stories, factual or fictional, of the Sacraments celebrated under trying circumstances. Today there is a Mass hastily celebrated after the Mexican Revolution, when priests were being hunted down and killed.
May 09, 2020
4th Sunday of Easter 2020
"The sheep follow him, because they recognize his voice." (John 10:4b)
May 03, 2020
Advice to a Young Priest - Father George Rutler
Inspirational stories, factual or fictional, about practicing the Faith under difficult circumstances. This column was written by a priest convert whose historical mind, mastery of prose, and smart wit are practically without parallel in our modern day. He shares priestly wisdom for younger priests and for all.
May 02, 2020
3rd Sunday of Easter 2020
“With that, their eyes were opened and they recognized Him in the breaking of the bread.” (Luke 24:31)
April 26, 2020
Man's Search For Meaning - The Meaning of Suffering - Viktor Frankl
Inspirational stories, factual or fictional, of the Faith lived out under difficult circumstances. This selection is from an Austrian psychiatrist's account of his experience in the concentration camps.
April 25, 2020
Solemnity of St. Bernadette 2020
"I am the Immaculate Conception."
April 21, 2020
Divine Mercy Sunday 2020
“Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them.” (John 20:23a)
April 19, 2020
Milestones - Memoirs 1927-1977 - Joseph Ratzinger
Inspirational stories, factual or fictional, of the Sacraments celebrated under trying circumstances. Today we hear about a young Bavarian conscripted into the army with his brother during WWII before they can pursue their seminary formation.
April 18, 2020
Easter Sunday 2020
“For our Paschal Lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed. Therefore, let us celebrate the feast…” (1 Cor 5:7b-8a)
April 12, 2020
From an ancient Homily on Holy Saturday - St. Melito of Sardis
Inspirational stories, factual or fictional, of the Sacraments celebrated under trying circumstances. This is a homily from the middle of the 2nd century AD on the theme of the harrowing of hell.
April 11, 2020
Good Friday 2020
"In the days when He was in the flesh, He offered prayers and supplications with loud cries and tears to the One who was able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverence" (Hebrews 5:7)
April 10, 2020
Holy Thursday 2020
“He loved His own in the world and He loved them to the end” (John 13:1b)
April 09, 2020
Palm Sunday 2020
“The Master has need of them” (Matthew 21:3b)
April 05, 2020
Lord of the World - The Advent - By Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson
Inspirational stories, factual or fictional, of the Sacraments celebrated under trying circumstances. Today we hear a description of the deep prayer of a priest interceding for a struggling world.
April 04, 2020
5th Sunday of Lent 2020
“Did I not tell you that if you believe you would see the glory of God?” (John 11:40)
March 29, 2020
He Leadeth Me - The Meaning of the Mass - By Father Walter Ciszek
Inspirational stories, factual or fictional, of the Sacraments celebrated under trying circumstances. Today we hear the testimony of a priest imprisoned in Russia under Communist rule.
March 28, 2020
Solemnity of the Annunciation 2020
"May it be done to me according to your word" (Luke 1:38).
March 25, 2020
4th Sunday of Lent 2020
“This is what is so amazing, that you do not know where He is from, yet He opened my eyes" (John 9:30).
March 22, 2020
Don Camillo - The Bell - By Giovanni Guareschi
Inspirational stories, factual or fictional, of the Sacraments celebrated under trying circumstances. Today we hear about a flood in a nameless Italian village.
March 21, 2020
Solemnity of Saint Joseph 2020
"When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him" (Matthew 1:24).
March 19, 2020
3rd Sunday of Lent 2020
"Whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst." (John 14:4)
March 15, 2020
2nd Sunday of Lent 2020
"Lord, it is good that we are here" (Matthew 17:4).
March 08, 2020
1st Sunday of Lent 2020
"One does not live on bread alone." (Matt. 4:4)
March 01, 2020
Credatis: Ash Wednesday 2020
Seasonal reflections on the fasts and feasts of the Church year. Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. "Behold, now is a very acceptable time. Behold, now is the day of salvation." (2 Cor. 6:2b)
February 26, 2020