We are in times of strident political protest that includes a lot of harsh language, personal attacks, name calling, and even debased and profane terms. There are tweets, and angry monologues, harsh commentary on news networks, and interruptive press conferences and news interviews that sound more like a brawl than a debate. To put it all more pleasantly, these are times of “colorful” discourse
By Alyssa Murphy | SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Over the weekend on the Queenship of Mary, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco maximized the very restrictive 12-person limit on religious…
Homily Pray without ceasing when you are in solitude.
Homily May your faith endure in and through Christ’s enduring Church.
To hear some virtuoso violin, treat yourself to Bach’s Partita in B minor (BWV 1002), first published in 1720, for solo violin, as performed by the incomparable Hilary Hahn:
And, taking two centuries back in time, and since this was beautifully sung at a wedding of two alumni I had the honour of attending yesterday, here is the renaissance composer Tallis’ If Ye Love Me, first published in 1565:
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I learned a fundamental teaching point a few years ago; I have been trying to correct myself of my mistake ever since.
When I was teaching, I used to use the phrase “The Church teaches” until someone pointed out that a more accurate way to describe what the Church teaches is to say, “What God has revealed.”
By Michael O’Neill | In the 1830 census, Henriette DeLille changed her identity. Though her mother, brother, and sister recorded their race as white, she told the census marshal that she was a free woman of color. In the…