The Chrism Mass: In Rome, in Detroit, and Around the World

Chrism Mass - Oils

This morning in Rome, Pope Francis presided over the Chrism Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica.  Some 1,600 priests joined him for the traditional Holy Thursday Mass, during which the pope blessed the oils used during the rest of the year.This morning in Detroit, Archbishop Vigneron presided over the Chrism Mass in the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament.  Many priests and deacons from throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit joined him, as he blessed the oils which will be used during the rest of … [Read more...]

IT DEPENDS ON WHAT THE MEANING OF “IS” IS: What Did Jesus Really Mean?

Last Supper

What the heck was Jesus talking about, anyway?I mean, he’s holding up a piece of bread and he says, “This is My Body.”  Does that even make sense?!Ask any group of Christians in your workplace or in your neighborhood what Jesus really meant, and chances are you’ll get a broad range of answers.  Their explanations may follow strict denominational lines; but even within church communities, you may find people who draw different conclusions about this singularly important tenet of the Faith … [Read more...]

(Hee-hee…) Colbert Reviews History Channel’s “The Bible”

Well, okey-dokey…. A “beefy Jesus”?Stephen Colbert makes fun of the History Channel’s new miniseries, “The Bible” by Mark Burnett (Survivor) and his wife Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel).  Colbert’s humor is, as we’ve come to expect, cheeky and irreligious; but you've gotta admit, he’s a pretty funny guy. The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,Video Archive … [Read more...]


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