St. Catherine of Siena (April 29)

Yesterday's feast of St. Catherine of Siena went by all too quickly. I owe a lot to St. Catherine's insights in leading me to where I am today. St. Catherine is, interestingly, a wonderful example of two virtues of Catholic Manhood–courage and boldness. My favorite of St. Catherine's writings is her letters. Her almost 400 … Continue reading St. Catherine of Siena (April 29)

St. Gianna, pray for us

Prayer of St. Gianna: Jesus, I promise You to submit myself to all that You permit to befall me, make me only know Your will.  My most sweet Jesus, infinitely merciful God, most tender Father of souls, and in a particular way of the most weak, most miserable, most infirm which You carry with special … Continue reading St. Gianna, pray for us

Interpreting Scripture

Pope Benedict recently addressed the Pontifical Biblical Commission and reiterated that Sacred Scripture can only be understood within the "community of believers" that is the Church. This reality is something that bothered me in my seven years of exposure to "higher" Catholic study of Scripture. While I would advocate a reading of the text consistent … Continue reading Interpreting Scripture