Cardinal Seán Nails It: Harvard’s “Black Mass” Was Wrong

Cardinal Sean hand tools

Cardinal Seán O'Malley, archbishop of Boston, got a little lesson in using an electric screwdriver this week."During my visit with the workers," he wrote of the experience, "I had an opportunity to get acquainted with an electric screwdriver for the first time.  I discovered I am much more adept at the manual variety!"  (Photo:  The Boston Pilot/Cardinal Seán's Blog) *     *     *     *     * His Eminence wrote on his blog this week about the recently scrapped plans by a student group at Ha … [Read more...]

Why Do Catholics Bless Themselves with Holy Water?

Holy Water Font

When you walk into the church, you dip your fingers into the holy water font and then make the sign of the cross.  But why do you do that?Why do Catholics use holy water in their worship and their devotional life? *     *     *     *     *Numbers 5:17"And he shall take holy water in an earthen vessel, and he shall cast a little earth of the pavement of the tabernacle into it." *     *     *     *     * The Catholic Church teaches that Christ instituted seven "sacraments"--means by … [Read more...]

Fly-By Faith: The Archdiocese of Washington’s New Drone-Cam


Moving ever forward in its embrace of the new technology, the Archdiocese of Washington has bought its very own drone.Priced at under $1,000, the saucer-shaped, camera-laden drone will enable the Archdiocese to film events from a new perspective.  It was used on Mother's Day to capture the Archdiocese's procession marking the canonization of the two popes, John Paul II and John XXIII.The Archdiocese of Washington has led the nation's dioceses in its embrace of social media.  From Y … [Read more...]