The Catholic Church lives on two lungs - Word and Sacrament. They reach their clearest expression and celebration for the Church’s life in the Eucharist - the ‘source and summit of the Church’s life’ as Vatican II puts it. Fr William J Grimm, a Maryknoll Missioner of 40 years’ experience, shares his deep understanding of the distinctiveness of the message and person of Jesus Christ even in circumstances and among people that Jesus could never have known or imagined.
Modern Mystics and Visionaries by Glenn Dallaire Some might ask if there are authentic mystics, visionaries and prophets in the world today? Judging by history the answer would have to be a most resounding “yes”. Beginning in the Old Testament, we see the holy Prophets arise, inspired by the Holy Spirit to enlighten God’s people, and to reveal and set forth God’s laws. And throughout the centuries, we see the Catholic Church inspired and strengthened by Her holy mystic Saints and…
From posing for a selfie to embracing the sick, Francis has proven he's a pope of the people. In less than a year at the Vatican, the pope — Time magazine's 2013 Person of the Year — has shaken up many people’s interpretation of the papacy, espousing a more inclusive Catholic Church and often showing his humility through personal example. Here are five amazing photos that demonstrate h
White Jesus modeled on Cesare Borgia? The theory is that people were generally not too enthusiastic about the Catholic Church’s regular massacres of Jews and Muslims, because the people they were killing looked like Jesus. Pope Alexander VI then ordered the destruction of all art depicting a Semitic Jesus and commissioned a number of paintings depicting a Caucasian Jesus. His son, Cardinal Cesare Borgia, was the model for these paintings. Thus, the nastiest of all the Borgias, became