He’ll Talk About Jesus

Prior to the ordination liturgy of our two new auxiliary bishops, Cardinal Timothy Dolan was asked by one of our stalwart producers from NET-TV what he thought Pope Francis would be speaking about during his visit to the U.S. in September. The cardinal simply replied with one word: “Jesus.”

Easter Eggs Are A Sign of Our New Life and Covenant

by Father John P. Cush When I was a small boy growing up above Farrell’s Bar on 16th St. in Windsor Terrace, I always saw Easter as a second-class Christmas. I never could understand the concept of the Easter Bunny. He certainly was no match for the main man, Santa Claus. Plus, let’s face it, […]

Christ Is Present Everywhere

by Father Robert Lauder 11th in a series In re-reading Pope Benedict’s Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week: From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2011, pp. 362), I found some of the statements that the Holy Father makes about the Risen Christ especially interesting. Reflecting on my own experience of […]

Range of Emotions Showed That Jesus Was Truly Human

by Father Frank Mann News agencies throughout the world recently captured Manila’s newly elevated Cardinal Luis Tagle crying soon after he was installed. Equally moving was the Holy Father offering a loving and supportive “touch” to Cardinal Tagle when he cradled his face with his hand. Asked why he became emotional after receiving his ring and […]

Little Credence Given to To Jesus’ ‘Wife’ Papyrus

ROME (CNS) – Biblical scholars are putting little credence in the authenticity of a newly published text containing a reference to Jesus’ “wife.” But the tiny papyrus fragment, purportedly dating to the fourth century A.D., is being used to stir a debate about the Church’s attitudes toward marriage, sex and the role of women. The […]

Draw Your Identity from Jesus

by Father Thomas Catania FAMOUS FOR SAYING, among other things, that “anyone who dislikes children and dogs can’t be all bad,” W.C. Fields has gone down in our dark comic tradition as one of the great curmudgeons; we may forgive that acid remark, but that is only because we won’t take it altogether seriously. Not […]

No Fear! Jesus the Doctor Is Near

by Father John Cush I have to admit that I hate going to the doctor. I am the very worst type of patient. One might describe me as a doctor’s nightmare. I am the living epitome of the old adage that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Armed with the Internet and with watching […]

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio

To Teach as Jesus Did

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, On Sunday, we will celebrate the annual Catechetical Sunday, a day on which we remember our responsibility to transmit the faith to others, especially the next generation.  The theme of this year’s celebration is, “Do this in memory of me.”  These are the words that conclude the […]