The Dispatch

The message of the ashes

February 14, 2024 Peter M.J. Stravinskas 11

What is this strange fascination with ashes? By day’s end, in this Church of the Holy Innocents three blocks north of Macy’s in Midtown Manhattan, priests will have imposed ashes on the foreheads of thousands […]


Sacrosanctum Concilium at 60

December 14, 2023 Peter M.J. Stravinskas 24

Popes are wont to commemorate the anniversaries of significant documents with documents of their own. Quadragesimo Anno by Pope Pius XI honored the ground-breaking social encyclical of Pope Leo XIII, Rerum Novarum. St. John Paul […]