An apostle or a disciple?

Between now and the end of July, we celebrate the feasts of three Apostles: Peter (June 29), Thomas (July 3) and James (July 25). The Eastern Orthodox … Read More

When a full moon was marred

Have you ever watched a lunar eclipse? North America experienced a partial lunar eclipse on Jan. 31, but will not see a total lunar eclipse on Jan. … Read More

Beseeching the Spirit upon the world

For 1,200 years, there’s been a popular song on the church’s hymn list — and it has ties to Ascension and Pentecost. “Veni Creator Spiritus” (“Come Holy … Read More

David’s star and Jewish history

This year,  on May 14, the world marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel. (The actual anniversary marked in the Jewish faith … Read More

Wishing on a big scale

Have you ever made a wish down a wishing well? If so, you aren’t alone. It turns out that people have been making wishes at wells and … Read More

Mary is a good shepherd, too

Mary had a little lamb…” Many of us grew up reciting this nursery rhyme. Some of us may also know that it was the first recording that … Read More

What does resurrection mean?

The Gospels of the Easter season often speak of the resurrected Christ, especially his appearance. We hear of him not being recognized — as was the case … Read More

Superhero of the Resurrection

We are used to comic book superheroes flying in and diving down on their enemies, crashing through buildings and bursting open locked doors. We’re not quite as … Read More

Lenten prayers with a twist

Many people give something up during Lent. All Catholics are called to give up meat on Ash Wednesday and on all the Fridays of Lent. Not that … Read More