Don’t Let Your Suffering Go to Waste

Don’t Let Your Suffering Go to Waste By Marge Fenelon A wise priest-friend once told me that when I’m facing a particular suffering, pain, inconvenience, trouble or sorrow I should pause, take a deep breath, and ask Jesus, “Who should I offer this for?” He explained that suffering of any kind is of great value … [Read more…]

Saints Adam and Eve

Saints Adam and Eve by Cheryl Hadley When we think of Adam and Eve today, we usually only think of them in relation to the fall of man. Most people don’t realize that they are honored as saints. Yet Catholic tradition has taught that Adam and Eve experienced profound contrition for their sin after they … [Read more…]

The Paradise Tree and our modern Christmas Tree

The Paradise Tree and our Modern Christmas Trees In the Middle Ages special mystery plays were held on Christmas Eve, which featured a Paradise Tree, a tree representing both the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil as well as the Tree of Life from the Garden of Eden. The tree was decorated with apples (for the forbidden fruit) and … [Read more…]

32nd Sunday A: Don’t Just Hang Around

In this Sunday’s Gospel, we hear of ten virgins, five foolish and five wise. The five wise ones have flasks of oil with their lamps. The foolish do not. Now, why couldn’t the five who had thought of it simply share some of their oil with the others? Why did they have to make it … [Read more…]

Solemnity of All Saints Homily 2020

During the ordination rite of a priest, the bishop says to the newly ordained: “Know what you are doing; model your life on the mystery of the Lord’s Cross.” Knowing what you are doing presupposes knowing who you are.  In small matters, not knowing what we are doing might be comical or annoying, but in more … [Read more…]

Voting for a Vision, Not a Person

By Michael Warsaw Michael Warsaw is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the EWTN Global Catholic Network. Taken from the National Catholic Register on October 17, 2020 The choice voters will make Nov. 3 is between two philosophical views about the future of America. In this year’s presidential election, the choice … [Read more…]