Salvation and Advent

I remember as a boy the Baptist Church on Madison Avenue just down the street from the old General Hospital. It had a huge neon sign...

Caesar or God

The leaders of the Jews were plotting to kill Jesus because he was claiming to be the Son of God. To accomplish this, two opposing groups...

St. Francis of Assisi

The Thirteenth Century saw the end to serfdom and the gradual disappearance of a poor, slavish peasant class. In its place emerged the...

Time, Trid. 20th after Pentecost 2017

I should like to focus our reflection this morning on the first scripture reading from Eph. 5:16: “Look carefully then how you walk, not...

Fatima, Oct. 13: the Miracle of the Sun

“The Woman clothed with the sun” In the Psalms we find many references to God as “light”: “the Lord God is a sun and a shield” ps.84:11...

Fatima, Centenary 2017

This year marks the centenary, the 100th anniversary of our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima Portugal. For me it has an added significance....

Fatima: Vision of Hell, July 13, 1917

Some 5,000 people joined the children in the Cova da Iria, the open meadow, that day on July 13, 1917 which was a Saturday that year. The...