About That Beautiful Marian Basilica….

Early on the morning of March 14, on the first full day of his pontificate, Pope Francis paid a visit to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (St. Mary Major).   There, he presented the Virgin with a bouquet of flowers and spent half an hour in prayer.Again flashing that irresistible humility, he asked that the basilica be kept open to the public during his visit.  “I’m a pilgrim,” he said, “and I just want to be one among the pilgrims.”  However, in that case his wishes did not prevail; citi … [Read more...]

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TV Worth Watching: “The Bible” Premieres March 3

Tonight at 8:00 p.m. EST, something new is coming to your television set:  A Lenten miniseries that is well produced and true to the Scriptures.  “The Bible,” a five-part, ten-hour miniseries produced by actress Roma Downey and her husband Mark Burnett, begins at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the History Channel.It was my privilege to preview about an hour of the broadcast last month; and I’d like to offer my enthusiastic endorsement of the work.  It is true to the Scriptures—none of that  anti-r … [Read more...]

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