Grace and the life of the soul

What does grace mean to you? For some, it means simply the classic definition of the word: “pleasing,’ “elegant” or “refined.” For Catholics, however, grace is something … Read More

The lady and the cross

Sept. 14 is the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Before 1960, when the two were combined, there was another feast of the Holy Cross … Read More

What was Mary really like?

What was Mary, the Mother of God, like on earth? Despite her key role in salvation history, Mary — whose birthday the church celebrates on Sept. 8 … Read More

Sixties garage band memories

Who hasn’t heard a garage band? Drums, guitars and music loud enough to shake the walls. Back in the day — meaning the late 1960s — a … Read More