Good fruit and rotten logic

  Today at Mass, the priest offered an impromptu prayer for Pope Francis and the pilgrims at World Youth Day, which, according to Father, is an event most blessed and dear to Our Lord as evidenced by the abundant fruit it has borne …

What father among you?

In the Gospel reading for the Novus Ordo Missae today, the Lord asks, “What father among you would hand his son a snake when he asks for a fish?” Clearly, Jesus is asking a rhetorical question as no man worthy of the being …

A Conciliar Canonization?

John Allen has a piece posted on the National Catholic Reporter website entitled, “Halo for John XXIII the ‘last act’ of Vatican II,” in which he highlights the contents of an article written by “one of Italy’s leading Catholic journalists,” Stefania Falasca, in …

A Tale of Two Triptychs

For those who were unable to attend their local parish’s Pancakes for Patriotism or Fish Fry for Freedom (COPYRIGHT © 2013 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) and as yet may still be in the market for some Fortnight …

A new phase for new-church

Director of Media Relations for the USCCB, Sr. Mary Ann Walsh, has an editorial posted on the Huffington Post Blog entitled, “John XXIII and John Paul II: New Models for Holiness,” about their pending canonizations. It’s worth a read, if for no other …