The seven signs of John

When you’re driving, you pay attention to signs. Some signs inform you to go in one direction, others order you to “turn here,” and still others tell … Read More

The wounds of Christ during Lent

On the fourth Friday of Lent (Friday of the Third Week of Lent), following the tradition of the Passionist Community in Rome, Catholics have remembered the “Five … Read More

Speaking in another language

Did you know you speak Greek? Every time you go to Mass, the celebrant has the option of using Greek at the beginning. During the penitential rite, … Read More

Cleaning things out during Shrovetide

Shrovetide is upon us. Lent is coming and the last days — even a week — before its arrival have been considered Shrovetide for centuries, dating back … Read More

The cross of Christ leads the way

When you stand for the opening song at Sunday Mass, who do you welcome? Some people — even the lector or song leader — may say we … Read More