Reflections on the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Part I 1

Reflections on the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Part I

First Reflection “Jesus, knowing all that would happen to Him, went forth, and said to them: ‘Whom do you seek?’ They answered him: ‘Jesus of Nazareth.’ Jesus said to them: ‘I AM He.’ As soon … Continue reading

Reflection on the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Introduction

Reflection on the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Introduction

Preparatory Remarks Though true piety can produce and stimulate emotion, piety is not, principally, emotion. Piety begins in a well-formed intelligence, that is, an intelligence schooled in catechetical study and an exact knowledge of our … Continue reading

How a Good Lent Can Help Fix a Bad Economy

To those who see no link between Lent and our failing economy, it might be the case to look again. Economics is about people. It cannot be reduced to numbers, formulae and analyses. “The subject … Continue reading

A Sobering Surprise on Fifth Avenue 4

A Sobering Surprise on Fifth Avenue

People began to enter the downtown New York City building at 7:30 in the morning, but by 11:30 a massive snake-like-line of people was so large, some got a bit frustrated and wondered if it … Continue reading

Lent Historically and Practically 1

Lent Historically and Practically

Lent is a 40-day preparation for Easter, a period reminiscent of the 40 years the Israelites wondered in the desert, and of the 40 days Our Lord Jesus Christ prayed and fasted in the wilderness. … Continue reading

A Lenten Meditation on an Unconventional Ash Wednesday

As I went to the local supermarket this Ash Wednesday, I was surprised by a table outside on the sidewalk with two men in clerical collars. The sign said it all: “Ashes to Go.” They … Continue reading

A Sobering Surprise on Fifth Avenue 2

Why Ash Wednesday? Why Ashes?

On Ash Wednesday Catholics proclaim their Faith in the public square as they go about marked with a black cross. Still, as praiseworthy as it is for Catholics to uphold the feast of Ash Wednesday … Continue reading

How a Good Lent Can Help Fix a Bad Economy 2

Understanding the Cross in a “Way of the Cross” Society

The following excerpt is taken from a speech titled “A Way of the Cross Society,” delivered at the American TFP’s 2014 National Conference on October 25th, in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania. And so we need a … Continue reading

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