What a marvelous sight to behold as video images of Pope Benedict giving his final Angelus message were broadcast throughout the world. To see the tens of thousands of individuals gazing at the small window overlooking the beautiful square is
This past Friday (February 1) I had the great experience of hosting Mr. Bob Newhart for dinner at my residence. It was truly a memorable night to share a meal with this very iconic figure in American entertainment. He is
This past week I had the wonderful experience of visiting with my young brothers and sisters from St. Mary School in Johnson City and St. Dominic School in Kingsport. Joining these two fine institutions were the children from St. Anne
What the federal government calls ‘fair and balanced’ is but a continued assault against religious freedom. Is the hand quicker than the eye? That’s the question that always precedes the magician’s game in which you must guess which shuffled walnut
The penitential practices of Lent prepare us to face the trials and demands of life with joy. I’m always amazed at how quickly we transition from the joy of the Christmas season to the penitential season of Lent, which begins
The Mass, like Bethlehem, represents both an arrival and a departure on our pilgrimage of faith. “Let us go over to Bethlehem to see . . .” (Luke 2:15). Responding to the heavenly announcement, the shepherds set out in a
The season of Advent helps prepare us to receive the gift of Christ every day. Christmas decorations went up in stores almost as fast as the Halloween costumes, lawn decorations, and paraphernalia came down, marking the transition between the No.
As the people of God, we need one another’s help to draw closer to Christ. Pray for me.” No doubt we have made this request of others many times and have likewise been asked by others to pray for them.
We best reverence the liturgy by making an offering of ourselves upon the altar. Which is more sacred—Mass in the cathedral with a contemporary choir, the extraordinary form of the Mass with Gregorian chant, Mass celebrated on the back of