The great Polish pope constantly emphasized the universal call to holiness as demonstrated in the lives of the saints.
outset of his Petrine ministry and several times thereafter, Pope Wojtyla told
us that his pontificate was dedicated to the faithful interpretation and
implementation of the Second Vatican Council. He also told us that central to
the renewal of Vatican II is the universal call to holiness. “[T]his call to
holiness is precisely the basic charge ent...
A new collection of Benedict XVI’s eco-centric homilies, letters, and addresses offers much to ponder and perhaps even act on.
a joy to happen upon an old friend, to again hear his style of
speaking and his way of engaging the world. When the old friend is
Benedict XVI, however, things quickly move beyond the sentimental. So it
goes with The Garden of God: Toward a Human Ecology
(The Catholic University of America Press, 2014)...
After a long absence, Catholic programming will again hit the airwaves in LA and Orange Counties and the surrounding areas.
a 14-year hiatus, English-speaking Catholic radio will be returning to the Los
Angeles area. Immaculate Heart Radio recently announced the
purchase of KTYM AM 1460, a religious station in the Inglewood neighborhood of
southwest Los Angeles, for $6 million. About 40 percent of the funding for the
purchase of the station comes from t...
The readings for the Solemnity of Easter show how the faith of the first Christians was squarely based on historical events and objective truth.
Imagine for a moment that the Apostle Peter, standing before the
Roman centurion Cornelius, had said, with a somewhat embarrassed
grimace, “Well, it’s my personal opinion that Jesus rose from the
deadwhatever that means. But that’s simply my truth, and is just one possible explanation....
The late pontiff's sixty to ninety minutes of private prayer before Mass were the best part of his day
The following is Chapter 9, "The Blessed Sacrament", from Jason Evert's new book, Saint John Paul the Great: His Five Loves.
Between 5:00 and 5:30 a.m.and
sometimes as early as 4:00Pope John Paul II would arise each morning,