Archive for March, 2012

With the Eyes of Faith

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

In the highly acclaimed series Catholicism, Fr. Robert Barron, drawing on the patrimony of Christian art and architecture, suggests to his viewers that this magnificent depiction of Our Lord’s crucifixion by Matthias Grünewald is a picture of joy.  He is right. With the eyes of faith we see the joy of the Son uniting his […] [Read more]

Maryland Day 2012

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Traditionally Maryland Day is celebrated on March 25, the day when the first English colonists on board the ships the Ark and the Dove landed at St. Clement’s Island in 1634 and established Maryland. [Read more]

The New Evangelization in Brief

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

In the world of politics and public relations people craft messages to be delivered in the length of a 10-second or 30-second radio or TV commercial. These messages are sometimes called “the elevator speech” to highlight that one ought to be able to describe a product or share a core message in about the time […] [Read more]

What We Hear in Silence

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

In his 2012 message for World Communications Day, Pope Benedict XVI promoted something that seems almost impossible in today’s cacophonous world – silence. The Holy Father said that in our digital world of websites, applications and social media, we need to make “space for silence and occasions for prayer, meditation or sharing the word of […] [Read more]

The Gift of the Feminine Genius

Friday, March 9th, 2012

For the month of March, the Holy Father’s general intention is that the whole world may recognize the contribution of women to the development of society. The liturgical calendar for this  month celebrates the courage and fidelity of women. In the first week, the Church celebrates the feast of the martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicity […] [Read more]

American Values?

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

The picture of burned and charred Korans outraged Afghan Muslims, in fact, Muslims all over the world.  It is not difficult to understand their anger.  Sadly, the anger turned to violence and the burning conducted by American military personnel last week has resulted in a number of deaths, including more than 40 killed during protests […] [Read more]