Pope Francis and the Facets of the Catholic Church

"Every saint is a little looking-glass of God: a facet of the jewel which constitutes the Catholic Church."- Monsignor Francis Bickerstaffe-Drew It may go without saying, but something special is happening in the Catholic Church. Last Wednesday, March 13, 2013, fumata blanca (white smoke) snaked from the Sistine Chapel chimney. Before long, to the faithful masses in St. Peter's Square, the Cardinal Proto-Deacon pronounced the famous phrase, "Habemus papam!". And out poured roars of … [Read more...]

The Heir to Peter

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it. - Matthew 16:18 "When Christ at a symbolic moment was establishing His great society, He chose for its corner-stone neither the brilliant Paul nor the mystic John, but a shuffler, a snob, a coward – in a word, a man. Peter. And upon this rock He has built His Church, and the gates of Hell have not prevailed against it. All the empires and the kingdoms have failed, because … [Read more...]