A gift of presence and unifying love

By David Cooley. Did you know that when you attend Mass you are present — actually present— to the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross? Though you can’t see it, it’s as if you were standing right there at the foot of the cross during the crucifixion. In his encyclical letter, “Ecclesia de Eucharistia,” (“On […]

Out of shadows and into truth

Msgr. William Neuhaus. I enjoyed watching recently an interesting and even somewhat charming British documentary in which Queen Elizabeth II (who even managed a rare joke) handled, examined and talked about the St. Edward Crown, with which she was crowned over sixty-five years ago and which she apparently has not seen since (I suppose she […]

The Eucharist and our longing for God

Father Michael Hennigen One of my favorite places to go ever since I was young is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. My family and I would always stay in Gatlinburg, and we still go down as a family every year in the summer. Visiting the Great Smoky Mountains is spiritually uplifting, a […]