Who Was St. John the Baptist?

Today is the memorial of the Passion of St John the Baptist. Who was this “righteous and holy man” we hear of in today’s Gospel? The following Faith Fact on “John the Baptist,” answers this question: When John began preaching repentance, many were probably not sure exactly why. There were many messianic and apocalyptic expectations among […]

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What Does Marriage Mean?

In order to grasp the full meaning and power of marriage, we must understand why man was created. Reading the first paragraph of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, we learn: “God, infinitely perfect and blessed in Himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed […]

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Bethlehem Happened

In case you haven’t heard, Dr. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, recently made the news for his comment that the account of the Magi is but “legend” and for calling into question other aspects of the Christmas story. Some observations: (a) Dr. Williams’ apparent desire to “debunk” aspects of the Gospel narratives is not unique to […]

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