Ages of Faith and the Faith of Ages When the papal document "The Declaration on Religious Liberty," was issued in 1965, many Catholics expected it to say that the state should use its authority to inculcate the Catholic religion. Instead, Pope Paul VI emphasized human dignity.
Feast of the Annunciation Mary lives in faith whose very essence is expansive, literally bodily expansive, a seeking faith that finds much without ever concluding its perusal. With God a final vision is never possible.
Lent’s Spiritual Smorgasbord Lent can become a spiritual smorgasbord, fulfilling the cravings of our souls, but only if we rise above the level of seeing Lent as a time only for 'giving something up.
You Called? A priestly or a religious vocation doesn't begin with our choice. God chose it for us. This time we don’t call all the shots.
Holy Week: It’s About Time Every minute is precious. Christ knew his end was coming, but as for us: who knows how much of it God will give us?
White Smoke! These events are unforgettable. I thank God for the chance to be present and to witness these events as a future priest. Due to our love for the pope, regardless of who he is, this moment will be with me for the rest of my life.
A Bible for Tweeners Author Interview with Brian Singer-Towns, Editor: Breakthrough! The Bible for Young Catholics
Someone To Look Up To A crystal sun lit up the sky as the roar of fighter planes spread out over the waves. The aircraft carriers behind them had long since faded away under the clouds with the rest of the fleet. Suddenly, a plane pulled from the group and began heading ba
Why Crown Mary? The crowning of Mary's head with a crown as iconographical motif can be traced back to the middle of the 12th century.
Married on a Crucifix Imagine a world without divorce. Imagine families without separation. Imagine no children or hearts torn apart.
What makes a Family? Lily Barreto’s world seemed to crumble upon learning of her unborn child’s terminal illness. During the interval between this sad news and her son’s death, her family discovered the singular importance of a mother’s love in the family.