5th Sunday of Easter B: Pray to be Prunned!

By Father Dominic Ryan, O.P. We Christians like to use images to better understand the relationship Christ has with us. Sometimes, for example, we speak of Christ as the head of the body which is the Church and ourselves as members of that body. Other times we describe ourselves as people who have heard the … [Read more…]

Joe Biden’s First 100 Days: Scandalous Actions on Abortion from Our Second Catholic President

President Biden cannot claim to be both a faithful Catholic and an abortion champion. He cannot have it both ways. Article from National Catholic Register, written By Catherine Hadro  Catherine Hadro writes from Washington, D.C. She is host and managing editor of “EWTN Pro-Life Weekly.” President Joe Biden’s actions on abortion within his first 100 … [Read more…]

Mercy and the Scandal of Judas

Attempts to rehabilitate the image of Judas Iscariot reflect the modern tendency to proclaim mercy detached from contrition and repentance by Msgr. Charles Pope  A recent writing by Father Primo Mazzolari in L’Osservatore Romano sets forth the view that Judas was forgiven by Our Lord. Is this also the view of Pope Francis? It is not possible to … [Read more…]

A Good Shepherd Lays Down His Life for the Sheep

By John M. Grondelski The Gospel of the Fourth Sunday of Easter (John 10:11-18) always focuses on the Good Shepherd. The reading is actually found in John’s Gospel, sandwiched between two miracles we read about during Lent: the healing of the man born blind (March 14) and the raising of Lazarus (March 21). Just before … [Read more…]

4th Sunday of Easter B: Intimately Known

By Father Aidan Nichols, O.P. Being compared with sheep is not generally regarded as highly complimentary.   As reflected in the phrase ‘as silly as a sheep’, sheep have a reputation for being over-docile, following each other snout-to-tail in an uncritical fashion.   There are even those who maintain that speaking of the Church’s faithful … [Read more…]

3rd Sunday of Easter B: Our Body is Important

“Touch me and see for yourselves; a ghost has no flesh and bones as you can see I have.” Jesus appears to His disciples after the Resurrection. They know that he was killed. They know that His body had disappeared from the tomb. However, they think they must be seeing a ghost. Jesus makes it … [Read more…]

9 Things You Need to Know About Divine Mercy Sunday

9 Things You Need to Know About Divine Mercy Sunday https://www.ncregister.com/blog/9-things-you-need-to-know-about-divine-mercy-sunday By Jimmy Akin Divine Mercy Sunday is a recent addition to the Church’s calendar, and it has links to both private revelation and the Bible. Millions of people look forward to and are profoundly moved by this day. What is it, and why is it … [Read more…]

Second Sunday of Easter: When Doubts Come….

By Msgr. Joseph A. Pellegrino The Sunday after Easter always presents the Gospel of Doubting Thomas.  Faith is always going to be met with doubts.  This is part of the human condition.  Everyone suffers times, often just fleeting moments, when he or she has  doubts about the existence of God, the divinity and humanity of … [Read more…]

Good Friday: Facing The Cross

By Father Euan Marley, O.P. It is becoming apparent that our culture is losing sight of the meaning of death.  It’s a truism to say that death is the last taboo, but let me also make a distinction here between ‘death’ and ‘dying’. Dying is hardly a forbidden topic. In fiction, we can expect to … [Read more…]