Spiritual Resources for the Coronavirus

Dear friends, Praised be Jesus Christ! I know our lives have all been turned upside down by this growing pandemic. For my part, the seminary was shut down last week and all of us students sent home to our various dioceses. Public Masses have been cancelled nearly everywhere. In my archdiocese, they are suspended allContinue reading “Spiritual Resources for the Coronavirus”

On Worship ‘Ad Orientem’

“It was much to the devil’s advantage to turn the priest around to the people, creating a charmed circle of neighborly affirmation that brought the experience of the Mass down to the level of a horizontal exchange, a back-and-forth in everyday speech. There is nothing transcendent about that; on the contrary, God is domesticated, tamed,Continue reading “On Worship ‘Ad Orientem’”

A homily of St. Jerome, Priest

“Out of respect and honor for Matthew, the other Evangelists did not wish to give him his usual name. They called him Levi; for he had two names. But Matthew (according to the saying of Solomon, ‘The just man is the first to accuse himself,’ and again, ‘Confess your sins that you may be justified’)Continue reading “A homily of St. Jerome, Priest”

Bl. Cardinal Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster

I close my eyes, and while my lips murmur the words of the Breviary which I know by heart, I leave behind their literal meaning, and feel that I am in that endless land where the Church, militant and pilgrim, passes, walking towards the promised fatherland. I breathe with the Church in the same lightContinue reading “Bl. Cardinal Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster”