Archive for February, 2012

Rite of Election – A glimpse of the hope of the Resurrection during Lent

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

It’s a truly inspiring sight. To stand in the sanctuary of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, a church that comfortably holds some 3,000 people, and watch hundreds and hundreds come forward on the First Sunday of Lent for the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion. [Read more]

Saint Peter in Chains

Monday, February 27th, 2012

According to an ancient tradition in Rome, the faithful gather at a different church each day during Lent.  The designated church for the day is called the “station” church.  Some writers note that the designation comes from the Latin, referring to the people gathering or standing around the altar. In any case, the “station” church […] [Read more]

Welcome

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Welcome to my blog! While I have enjoyed for many years writing articles and even doing a weekly television program, this is my first venture into the world of blogs. What I would like to do in this blog is to talk about our Catholic faith, what it teaches, why it is so important, certainly […] [Read more]