Tenebrae

Tenebrae

Written by: Gregory Watson They shall mourn for him as one mourns for an only child; for the Lord, who is without sin, is slain. —Twelfth Antiphon of the Tenebrae service Last year, I experienced the deepest, darkest Good Friday of my life, when I went to a Tenebrae...
The Dignity of Priests

The Dignity of Priests

Written by: Gregory Watson “Open then the eye of your intellect and gaze at the Sun of Justice, and you will see those glorious ministers, who, through ministering the Sun, have become like to It, as I told you of Peter, the prince of the Apostles, who received...
The Easter Contradiction

The Easter Contradiction

Written by: Sarah Gould Easter is a collection of contradictions, isn’t it? We get to Good Friday after 6 weeks of plain, undecorated liturgy only to have an even more sparse liturgy, chock full of the bottom-line basics. Sights and sounds are harsh –...
Mental Barriers

Mental Barriers

Written by: Lawrence Lam I was recently attending a Catholic Conference and to my surprise I saw a co-worker there who I didn’t know was Catholic. In fact, he’s almost there – he’s in RCIA and will be received into the Church on the same day as the canonization...
The State of the Kingdom Within You

The State of the Kingdom Within You

Written by: Patricia Everaert “The Kingdom of God is within you” Luke 17:21. There are theological truths to be gleaned from that line of scripture, but what I get from it is this: you and I together make present the Kingdom of God here and now. Perhaps it is a mere...

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