He Never Tired of Repeating That Only Name that Counts

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Today (August 20) has been the feast day of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, a saint close to the heart of the pope emeritus, Benedict XVI. To know St. Bernard is to understand what passion flows from the heart of God for man. In the Liturgy of the Hours today is this from the abbot of [Read More...]

Does This Sound Like a ‘Moderate’ to You?

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Certainly not on the Gospel. I’ve been listening to people describe Washington’s Cardinal Donald Wuerl as a “moderate” over the last day. I could give you many examples, but here’s some a favorite homily of his of mine, from last spring. He celebrated Mass with Catholic students at George Washington University, as their chaplain was [Read More...]

Herod Lives — on Twitter

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Twitter is a funny thing I still haven’t figured out how to use well. In one sense it could be considered an example of some of the worst of the modern age, encouraging the attention-deficit-disorder lifestyles of the era. But it presents this opportunity to catch people in a moment. They’re in a cab or [Read More...]


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