IN GOD’S IMAGE: The Feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome

Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for the temple of God, which you are, is holy.  -- 1 Corinthians 3:16-17For a tourist in Rome, there is wonder around every corner.  Priceless antiquities are everywhere—the Colosseum rises beside the freeway, obelisks jut skyward in shopping malls, and ancient relics sit amid the Vespas in crowded parking garages.  Pop into a church alo … [Read more...]

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Saint Sylvester in Capite – A Busy Place Today!

But when Herod’s birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod, so much that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked. Having been prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.”  Although he was grieved, the king commanded it to be given because of his oaths, and because of his dinner guests.  He sent and had John beheaded in the prison. --Matthew 14:6-10The Church of Saint Sylvester in Capite (San Sil … [Read more...]

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THE CHAIR OF KATHY: From Which I Ponder the Chair of Peter, and Its Significance in the History of the Church

Here is my chair.  It is where I sit, watching the soup pot and watching the birds, and pondering the mysteries of the universe.Today I’ve been thinking about the Chair of Peter, the feast of which we celebrate on February 22.“A feast for a chair?” you ask. Yep.  You see, Peter wasn’t just any old apostle.  Oh, sure, he made a lot of mistakes.  (Pretending not to know Jesus, when approached by that woman at the fire after Jesus’ arrest, was a BIG mistake!)  He was impulsive and blust … [Read more...]

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