Last Lent Pope Francis captured media attention again by doing something utterly unexpected:
God has given us a great gift!
As we have already seen, Revelation was primarily written for the encouragement and consolation of those experiencing suffering and persecutions.
Last spring, on April 25, my wife and I experienced one of the saddest moments of our lives together.
As mentioned previously, the book of Revelation can be organized around successive images of Jesus Christ:
A jaded critic of Catholicism might dismiss the solemnity of Christ the King as an archaic liturgy celebrated by an obsolescent institution.
The current Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross celebrates three events
The marvel worked at Pentecost by the Spirit of God, as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles, is that people from all over the Mediterranean region hear the Sprit filled disciples in their own languages.
Parents often marvel in disbelief over the things that young children will fight over.
One of the casualties of the present age is the inability to arrive at agreement on just about anything.