St. Mark the Evangelist — An Evangelist and Friend

By Theresa Doyle-Nelson | Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is helpful to me in the ministry. ―2 Timothy 4:11b   Mark, also known as John Mark, does not specifically appear in any of the Gospels. However, we learn a fair… Read the Whole Article at its...

Ven. Pierre Toussaint — Former Slave and Possible Future Saint

By Michael O’Neill | Pierre Toussaint’s funeral filled St. Peter’s Church on Barclay Street in Lower Manhattan that summer morning of 1853. People throughout the city — high and low, black and white, French- and… Read the Whole Article at its Original...

“Lead, kindly light…”: Waiting and reflecting in London

There’s a bus that leaves at the end of our street which goes to St John Henry Newman’s childhood home by the Thames at Ham. It’s a pleasant ride though the suburbs, and Ham, on […] Read the Whole Article at its Original...

Lockdown T.S.Eliot Book Club – 5

Today I’m publishing the fifth and final installment on our Lockdown T.S.Eliot Book Club. Donor Subscribers can go here for this post which gives more info on The Waste Land and pointers and links to articles explaining the rest of Eliot’s work. Read the Whole Article...

Pope composes prayers for end of pandemic to be recited after rosary

Pope Francis asked Catholics to make a special effort in May to pray the rosary, knowing that by doing so they will be united with believers around the world asking for Mary’s intercession in stopping the coronavirus pandemic. Read the Whole Article at its Original...

When Was Mark’s Gospel Written?

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Evangelist St Mark. In seminary we had to study modern Biblical scholarship, and one of my great blessings was that at Bob Jones I learned to be skeptical of the fundamentalists, but at Oxford I learned to be skeptical of the...