“Preaching” Is More Than A Homily
Holy Week: Palm Sunday through the Triduum

Anyone who has been to a Catholic liturgy during Holy Week knows that everything is not only longer – the hymns, prayers, readings – but is also full of symbols.  The red vestments of Palm Sunday, the blessed oils of the Chrism Mass, the elevated Cross on Good Friday, the single flame of the Paschal […]

Read more
Raising the Dead: Not Only on the Last Day
Altar of St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.

The raising of Lazarus from the dead strengthens our faith and comforts us that Christ is the Lord of life: death has no power over Him.  In addition to the physical death that will happen to all of us, what about spiritual death?  How does Christ raise us from our sins in the present?   […]

Read more