Monthly Archive: April 2014

Patron Saint of Kasperian Saboteurs

Cardinal Kasper’s presentation to the Consistory of Cardinals in February, wherein he proposed potential pathways for admitting the civilly divorced and “remarried” to Holy Communion, is anything but “profound and serene theology,” in spite of Pope Francis’ glowing evaluation. This episode fell from …

Celebrating the Scourgers

“At the heart of this Sunday … are the glorious wounds of the risen Jesus.” So began with dark irony the homily of Pope Francis at the canonization Mass for Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, men whose pontificates ingloriously inflicted a staggering …

Holy Week all over again

Here we are, just a few days into the Easter season, a time of unparalleled joy, and yet I cannot shake the lingering feeling that something just isn’t right. This morning it finally dawned on me that the looming prospect of the dual …

Perverting the Resurrection

It is Easter; a season wherein Catholics are moved to contemplate anew the glorious mystery of the Resurrection of Our Blessed Lord, its meaning and its impact. In truth, if not for the reality of the Resurrection, our Faith would amount to little …

The Washing of Feet

On this Holy Thursday, I offer this examination of the “Maundy” in honor of, and in thanksgiving for, the great gift of the priesthood, and the Most Holy Eucharist thereby made present. Share this post on:Follow us on: