History of the Stations of the Cross

During Lent, and especially on Good Friday, many Catholics pray the stations of the cross. It is among the most popular devotions in the whole world, ranging in style and content from place to place. But where did… Read More

No Meat On Fridays?

Catholics used to abstain from meat every Friday. The practice may have changed, the spirit is still the same.

The Greatest Show On Earth

Last week, I went to the greatest show on earth: the Paschal Triduum of the Catholic Church. (If you don’t know what that is, check out my video for this week.) In reflecting on my experience over the… Read More

Can God Suffer?

We know that Jesus suffered and died. But did God?

Failure

Failure is not only an option, it is the very thing we must seek

Sometimes We Fail

Last year, I wrote The Joy of Our Salvation as a candid recount of the Easter Vigil calling it, “hands down the best liturgical experience I have ever had.” I was amazed by the transcendence in the liturgy, the energy in the… Read More

“It is Finished”

It is finished. These are the climactic words of Jesus’ life. Everything he did and said leading to this final moment: It is finished. But what did he mean by these words? How might those around him have… Read More

The Gift of Sacrifice

In this time of Holy Week as we enter the Triduum (The Holy Thursday/Good Friday/Easter Vigil Liturgy), our focus as Christians is the on suffering, death, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are reminded of the injustice done… Read More