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The Mass Is What We Do - Cardinal Donald Wuerl & Mike Aquilina

"This is an ingenious, deeply satisfying exploration of the Mass — its history, its elements and its meaning. The authors blend the best of priestly and lay wisdom about the central act of Catholic worship into a volume that is simultaneously rich in detail, wonderfully readable in style, and a marvelous resource for nourishing one's faith." - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput  Read more...

The Mass of Vatican II - Rev. Joseph Fessio

With regard to the Mass we have now two extremes and a moderate position. One extreme position is the kind of informal Mass, all in English, facing the people, with contemporary music, which does not at all correspond with what the Council had in mind. But it is legitimate, it is permitted; it is not wrong. And we have on the other extreme those who have returned, with permission, to the Mass of 1962 and, as others have noted, it is thriving and growing. But it is not what the Council itself specifically had in mind, although it is the Mass of the ages. Then you have the moderates.   Read more...

The Meaning of Christmas: Look Deeper - PETER KREEFT

While Christmas is so familiar that we sometimes wonder whether anything fresh and true can be said about it, there is a way to explore its meaning that may seem new to us today, yet is in fact quite traditional, dating back to the Middle Ages and the ancient Fathers of the Church.  Read more...

The Meaning of Holy Week - Grace MacKinnon

Dear Grace, I hear Catholics talking so much about Holy Week. What exactly is going on during this time?  Read more...

The Meaning of Love - Donald DeMarco

No other word in our language is more abused, misused, and confused than the word “love.” Yet, its essential meaning is not difficult to understand. The weight of the entire Christian tradition tells us, quite simply, that love is a tendency toward the real.  Read more...

The Meaning of Martyrdom for Christians and Muslims - Donald DeMarco

The meaning of martyrdom is radically different for Christians and Muslims. This difference is based on how, according to their religious beliefs, they look upon each other.   Read more...

The Meaning of Prayer - Father John A. Hardon, S.J.

How well do we communicate with the other world when we pray?  Read more...

The Meaning of the Terms Nun, Sister, Monk, Priest, and Brother - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Is there any difference between a nun and a sister? What about a monk are they priests or brothers? I have always been confused by these terms.  Read more...

The Medical Account Of Christ’s Last Days And The Cross - Dr. C. Truman Davis

Dr. C. Truman Davis, an ophthalmologist in Mesa, Arizona, has researched the medical sufferings of Jesus on the cross. He has published them in medical journals in Arizona, Florida and Alabama and has traveled extensively across the nation giving lectures on the subject. His findings are printed here.  Read more...

The mercy of God and the pride of life - Father George W. Rutler

The Second Sunday of Easter celebrates the many mercies our Divine Lord has shown to us and the whole world.   Read more...

The Miracle of Lanciano - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Recently, one of our parish priests mentioned the Eucharistic miracle of Lanciano in his sermon and also mentioned some scientific studies that had been performed. Could you please provide a little more information concerning this miracle  Read more...

The Missing Books of the Bible - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Last week, my friend who is a Baptist was visiting and came with me to Mass. The first reading was from the second Book of Maccabees. She had never heard of that book. I said, "It is in the Bible." She said, "It is not in my Bible." Is there a difference?  Read more...

The modern place for faith - Father Raymond J. de Souza

We need faith, but are suspicious of it.  Read more...

The moral meaning - Father George W. Rutler

There is a moral difference between sight and perception, just as there is between height and stature.   Read more...

The Mortal Sin of Blasphemy - Rev. William Saunders

I have heard Father Benedict Groeschel refer to The Da Vinci Code as blasphemous. Exactly what does he mean by this?  Read more...

The Mother of God - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

I was visiting an inner-city church one day and in the vestibule some graffiti was written on the wall which said, "Catholics, God has no mother," obviously referring to Mary's title as "Mother of God." How does one respond to such an objection?  Read more...

The mystery of the betrayer - Pope Benedict XVI

"After receiving the morsel, he immediately went out; and it was night" (13:30). Judas goes out – in a deeper sense. He goes into the night; he moves out of light into darkness: the "power of darkness" has taken hold of him.  Read more...

The Myth of the Pedophile Priest - Philip Jenkins

I am in no sense soft on the issue of child abuse. My concern over the “pedophile priest” issue is not to defend evil clergy, or a sinful church, but I am worried that justified anger over a few awful cases might be turned into ill-focused attacks against innocent clergy.  Read more...

The Nature of the Church - Peter Kreeft

One thing we can do to help is to understand our Protestant “separated brethren”. This task involves understanding how they understand us, or misunderstand us. The   Read more...

The necessity of the Church - Father George W. Rutler

The Church is not a casual option.  Read more...

The Need for Sacrifice - Father Kenneth Baker, S.J.

Catholics should get into the habit of making small sacrifices for God.   Read more...

The New Mass Translation: Just Going through the Motions? - Edward Sri

The experience of many Catholics at Mass reminds me of my Italian cousin Stefano’s first time to an NFL football game.   Read more...

The New Paganism and the Culture of Death - Robert P. George

Let no one imagine that the temptation to idolatry and paganism is a matter of the distant past when primitive peoples offered sacrifice to the sun or prayed to stone outcroppings and golden calves. Remember: false gods always demand innocent blood. The evidence that a culture is descending into paganism is always manifest in the body count. This was true in ancient Babylon and it is true in modern America. Who can deny that everywhere today the false gods of liberal secularism are exacting their toll of carnage?  Read more...

The One True Church - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

Excerpted from the Declaration "Dominus Iesus: On the Uniqueness and Salvific Universality of Jesus Christ and the Church" ratified by Pope John Paul II on Aug. 6, 2000.  Read more...

The Only Son of God - Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J.

After professing our belief in “one Lord, Jesus Christ”, we go on to the next phrase of the Creed to proclaim that he is “the only Son of God”.  Read more...


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