St. John Paul II, Apostle of Divine Mercy: Divine Mercy and the Wound of Disbelief

The Second Sunday of Easter is Divine Mercy Sunday in the Roman Catholic Liturgical Calendar. In 2013, it was also the day when St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II, were canonized. St. John Paul II was deeply devoted to the Divine Mercy. He said it was the key to his entire pontificate. History… Continue reading St. John Paul II, Apostle of Divine Mercy: Divine Mercy and the Wound of Disbelief

Divine Encounters

Christians use the term “pagan” to describe the culture around us as it becomes ever more militantly secular. But I wonder if pagan is the right term. Our post-Christian culture is radically different from the pre-Christian world. This is especially true as regards the concept of divinity. In the classical world, it was better not… Continue reading Divine Encounters

Circus performers steal Vatican audience

“I think about so many brothers and sisters who are estranged from their families; they don’t speak to each other. Let the Year of Mercy be the time to end all family feuds, to forgive each other and let bygones be bygones” the Pontiff said. His words came during his traditional Wednesday general audience at… Continue reading Circus performers steal Vatican audience