A scary day is coming upon us

This Friday is the 13th day of the month. We will have another Friday the 13th this year, in October. Many people believe Friday the 13th is … Read More

This Epiphany: Let them eat cake

Mardi Gras season has begun. That’s right, we haven’t even finished Christmas — which lasts until Jan. 9, the feast of the Baptism of the Lord — … Read More

The eight days of Christmas

Those who have had any musical training will recognize an octave as the eight notes of the musical scale: “Do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do.” … Read More

Leaving a 3-year-old at the Temple

Imagine taking your 3-year-old child to live with someone else — and she stayed there until she was old enough to be married. According to tradition, that … Read More

Anniversary of an unusual linkage

This year marks an anniversary of a unique military/religious partnership in prayer. 2016 is the centennial of the only military-issued rosary requisitioned by the U.S. government. Sometimes … Read More

Stones can be a grave matter

“Good friend, for Jesus’ sake forbear / To dig the dust enclosèd here./ Blest be the man that spares these stones / And cursed be he that … Read More

Echoing angels and early disciples

Every time we attend Mass, we echo the words of angels. Most of us know that this happens when we recite the Gloria, repeating the words of … Read More