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Shroud of Turin - Part 3 - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Last week we began our review of the scientific evidence concerning the Shroud of Turin, examining the cloth itself, which clearly originated in Palestine, and the blood stains, which point to a scourged and crucified man. We will now continue with reviewing the photographic studies and the uniqueness of the image.  Read more...

Shroud of Turin - Part 4 - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Given the scientific evidence, we can summarize that the Shroud evidences a crucified man, who was crowned with thorns and scourged, and who lived in the area of Palestine near Jerusalem at the time of Pontius Pilate. However, significant controversy remains about the Shroud.  Read more...

Shrove Tuesday - Fr. William Saunders

What is Shrove Tuesday? Also, do you have any idea why my parish has always had a pancake dinner on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday?  Read more...

Silent Night - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Silent Night is such a beautiful Christmas carol, known by every Christian. What can you tell me about it?  Read more...

Sixty years a priest - Pope Benedict XVI

I felt prompted at this moment to look back upon the things that have left their mark on the last six decades. I felt prompted to address to you, to all priests and bishops and to the faithful of the Church, a word of hope and encouragement; a word that has matured in long experience of how good the Lord is.   Read more...

Solesmes Monks Coming to Tulsa - RUSSELL HITTINGER

The establishment of a new Benedictine monastery at Clear Creek, Oklahoma is the occasion for this account of the recent history of monasticism in Europe and the remarkable story behind the new foundation.  Read more...

Solidarity - John F. Crosby

"Solidarity" was not only the name of the famous Polish labor union which, inspired by the person and teaching of Pope John Paul II, precipitated the non-violent collapse of Communism in Poland and throughout Eastern Europe. Solidarity is also a term that expresses one of the great themes of Pope John Paul's Christian personalism.  Read more...

Solitary Sex - Grace MacKinnon

Dear Grace, What is the Catholic Church's teaching on masturbation? Is it viewed as a mortal sin or as a venial sin? Could it prevent us from getting into heaven?  Read more...

Speaking Well of the Dead - Father George Rutler

On July 29, 1997, a representative philosophe of our abortion culture, retired Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, was lavishly eulogized in St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, D.C., where the Requiem Mass for President Kennedy had been sung in 1963.  Read more...

Spiritual memory and the Holy Trinity - Father George W. Rutler

Before our present time, not so many people lived long enough for hips and knees to wear out.  Read more...

St. Charles Lwanga and companions - Father George W. Rutler

Last week the Church celebrated the feast of the Martyrs of Uganda.   Read more...

St. Francis and the Christmas Creche - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

What is the origin of the Nativity Scene (creche)?  Read more...

St. Helena and the True Cross - Fr. William Saunders

In my parish, we have a stained glass window which shows St. Helena holding a cross. When I asked another parishioner "why?" she did not know. What is the reason?  Read more...

St. Hildegard of Bingen & St. John of Avila - Father George William Rutler

On October 7, Pope Benedict XVI declared the 34th and 35th official "Doctors of the Church" — Hildegard of Bingen and John of Avila.   Read more...

St. Joseph - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

St. Joseph truly is the silent figure of the New Testament. For instance, the Gospel does not record one spoken verse for St. Joseph. Nevertheless, what this great saint did in his life for God speaks volumes. To appreciate him and his role in salvation, we need to glean the Gospels.  Read more...

St. Joseph (part 1) - Father William P. Saunders

With all the attention given to St. Patrick during March, why don't you write a column about St. Joseph?  Read more...

St. Jude: Faithful Servant and Friend of Jesus - Fr. William Saunders

Why is St. Jude the Apostle the one to whom we pray in time of hopeless causes?  Read more...

St. Michael: Guardian of the Church - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

I have noticed that several parishes now recite the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel. I remember when this was part of the old Mass. Could you explain where this devotion comes from and whether we should pray the prayer to St. Michael at Mass.  Read more...

St. Therese, Doctor of the Church - MICHAEL NOVAK

Therese really is a doctor of the Church. She really does teach, and no writer of theology you have ever read will carry you so unerringly to the living heart of the gospels, so limpidly and beautifully put.  Read more...

Staggering to Heaven - Patricia Treece

There are saints who sweep across the sky of their generation like blazing comets signaling the reality and glory of God. Others silently earn grace for a world blind to their presence. Matt Talbot, the friend of God whose life ended on a Dublin sidewalk on June 7, 1925, was one of those hidden holy. Matt Talbot may well become the Churchís first known alcoholic saint.  Read more...

Stations of the Cross - Grace MacKinnon

Dear Grace, I am curious about how the devotion of the Stations of the Cross began. Could you please explain this?  Read more...

Stem Cell Research - Fr. William Saunders

Recently, there has been a lot of controversy over stem cell research. Even the late President Reaganís son, Ron, gave a speech at the Democratic convention approving stem cell research. John Kerry recently has been giving speeches endorsing stem cell research. What do we, as Catholics, believe about this?  Read more...

Sterilization as Contraception - Fr. William Saunders

Our neighbors told us that their sons and wives (all of whom are Catholic and educated in Catholic elementary and high schools), each couple with two children apiece, donít plan to have any more children and to make certain everyone recently had surgical procedures performed to prevent conception. The sons had vasectomies and their wives had their fallopian tubes sutured. Our friends think this is a form of birth control, and we agree with them. Has the Church addressed this matter?  Read more...

Sterilization: Why It Is Wrong - Fr. William Saunders

I recently saw the movie Cheaper by the Dozen. In it, the father, played by Steve Martin, states that he has had a vasectomy. This has caused some discussion among friends, especially because some people think that after 12 children one logically should have a vasectomy. Why does the Church teach that sterilization is wrong?  Read more...

Storing up treasures - Father George W. Rutler

Those who are in a position to do so are wise to consult an investment advisor, and at the start of Lent, it is not irreverent to say that the Lord himself is the best one.  Read more...


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