The Blessing of the Paschal Sacrifice

Our friend, Doctor Anthony Lilles, offers this reflection on the beauty of Easter. He demonstrates how death, as we saw on Good Friday, leads to the powerful transformation of Easter. The reflection inspired my soul and I share it with you in hopes that it will...

The Office of Bishop

Archbishop Aquila will visit our parish today to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation and offer First Holy Communion. His visit fills us with joy as our chief shepherd comes to his parish! The occasion allows us to reflect on why we should honor the person of the...

Alleluia! He is Risen!

What are celebrating today? I propose that the best response is “Jesus is risen” since it proclaims faith in the present tense. Notice that the historical setting could say “Jesus rose” in contrast to “He is risen.” The Easter experience is not merely remembering...

The Nature of Education

Dr. Theresa Farnan makes the following observations: America’s schools are failing — both the left and the right know this. The expiration date is long past on the left’s stale “solutions” to America’s crisis in education. They’ve had their turn; it’s time for parents...

The Mercy of the Father Part Two

The night of confessions is coming up on Tuesday and so I offer this second installation of your pastor’s plea that you make a confession this Lent. Here is the second installation of Dr.Anthony Lilles’ meditation on Lenten reconciliation: “Do not think that what you...