Why we use our right hand to make the sign of the cross

Why do we use our right hand instead of our left hand to make the sign of the cross? In Part, One of  the reasons the right hand is used instead of left is because of the fact that most people are right-handed. Also, traditionally the hand of blessing and greeting in many cultural settings,… Continue reading Why we use our right hand to make the sign of the cross

The Ripping of the Veil

On Ash Wednesday 2004, I was one of many Christians who stood in line for the opening of Mel Gibson’s cinematic passion play, The Passion of the Christ. If I remember correctly, it was a warm, sunny day, and the line was quite long. My friends and I attracted a few stares because we were… Continue reading The Ripping of the Veil

Stolen cross, gifted to US bishop by Benedict XVI, recovered

Bishop James Conley was given the pectoral cross by Benedict XVI in 2012 The Diocese of Lincoln, in Nebraska announced on October 16 that Bishop James Conley’s pectoral cross, taken from his home in a burglary, has been recovered. The cross was stolen the afternoon of October 10, when the bishop was not home. A… Continue reading Stolen cross, gifted to US bishop by Benedict XVI, recovered

Bishop asks for prayers for burglar who stole cross given to him by Benedict XVI

The pectoral cross was stolen from the home of the US bishop on Saturday Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, in Nebraska, is asking Catholics to pray for “a conversion of heart” of the person who stole his pectoral cross on Saturday. The cross was stolen from his home, when the bishop was not there, at… Continue reading Bishop asks for prayers for burglar who stole cross given to him by Benedict XVI

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