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

Famous lepers of the Bible

“Unclean! Unclean!” We all know about lepers in the Bible. They had to live outside the regular community, call out “Unclean!” to passers-by, wear torn clothes and … Read More

Before Fatima, there was an angel

At the end of this month (Sept. 29), we celebrate the feast of the archangels: Michael, Raphael and Gabriel. There are many angels, but only these three … Read More

Where did that name come from?

How did you get your name? Did you get a name from family — like your father’s grandmother or your mother’s maiden name? Was it something special … Read More