Tom McMahon: A reflection on how the ecclesial view from Trent is now irrelevant.

Personal thoughts from a priest ordained 64 years ago After 12 years of isolated seminary training, on June 11, 1954, 25 of us were taken by bus to old St. Mary Cathedral on Van Ness Ave., San Francisco and, by placing his two hands on my head, Archbishop John Mitty transferred his power to me and the [...]

Martin Luther-31st October 2016

Martin Luther and other saints of the reformation Martin Luther was at the centre of the tumultuous changes that shook the church in Europe in the sixteenth century and led eventually to the emergence of the broad stream of Protestantism. He was born at Eisleben in Germany in 1483. He studied law at Leipzig, but [...]

Saint of the Day December 18th

Blessed Anthony Grassi Lived: (1592-1671) | Feast Day: Sunday, December 13, 2015 Anthony’s father died when his son was only 10 years old, but the young lad inherited his father’s devotion to Our Lady of Loreto. As a schoolboy he frequented the local church of the Oratorian Fathers, joining the religious order when he was [...]

Let Us Adore Him

Richard Fragomeni, a priest of the Diocese of Albany, New York, is an associate professor of liturgy and preaching at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He presents workshops at major Catholic conferences as well as parish retreats and missions. His current work is in the field of word and sacrament: the intersection of symbolic [...]