Why Is Today Divine Mercy Sunday? 5

Pope John Paul II praying before an image of Jesus, the Divine Mercy

Pope John Paul II praying before an image of Jesus, the Divine Mercy

On April 30, 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized the Polish nun who had received from Christ the amazing revelations of the Divine Mercy in the early years of the twentieth century, Saint Mary Faustina Kowalska.

During that ceremony, the pope fulfilled one of the requests that Christ had made through those revelations: More…

“Unbearable Beauty”: Your Upcoming Resurrection Reply

Biltrix:

“How important it is to remember that in celebrating Our Lord’s Resurrection we are celebrating our own! ” Br Eric Wandrey is a seminarian studying in Rome, who shares his inspirations on his path toward the priesthood.

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In his book, The Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis recounts a fictional visit to heaven. During his tour of paradise, he encounters numerous holy men and women, but one in particular leaves a deep impression. He meets a spectacularly clothed woman and is absolutely entranced by “the unbearable beauty of her face.” Impressed by her appearance and by the large entourage of angels and saints who accompany her, Lewis asks his guide if she had been a woman of particular importance on earth. It turns out that by worldly standards she was just a simple old lady named Sarah Smith. But the guide goes on to explain that “fame in this country and fame on Earth are two quite different things.”

Sarah Smith may not have been a celebrity, but she spent her life doing good for others – she spent her life loving: “Every young man or boy that met…

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Hey Buddy, You Shouldn’t Be Carrying That Cross! 12

Good Friday 2011 was a day my life significantly changed.

I was a philosophy professor at a Catholic seminary in New York at the time, and like every year for the past almost 20 years, I had planned on “celebrating” Good Friday there at the seminary and taking part in the liturgical activities there. The Liturgy of the Hours sung in Latin was one of those things you could not experience anywhere else and I did not want to miss it. More…

Mission Youth Evangelization: Carrying the Cross in New York City 7

Good News!

That is what the New Evangelization is about and what Mission Youth missionaries did on the Streets of Manhattan on Good Friday.

Over 50 high school missionaries carried the cross from Central Park South, down Broadway, to Old St Patrick’s Basilica in Soho — More…

They Doubted That We May Not Doubt 2

Caravaggio, Incredulity of St Thomas

Caravaggio, Incredulity of St Thomas

By Fr Jose LaBoy

There is in the homilies of St. Leo the Great on the Ascension a great lesson regarding the importance of the Resurrection appearances during the period of time that goes between the Resurrection and the Ascension. Christ didn’t have to appear to the disciples after his resurrection, but he did because their faith (and ours) was at stake. More…

Living Stations of the Cross from the New York Holy Week Mission (Video) 5

Mission Youth carrying the cross through Times Square on Good Friday

Mission Youth carrying the cross through Times Square on Good Friday

This year’s Holy Week mission in New York City was the best yet.

I had the grace to join them this year, flying up from Atlanta on Wednesday to join in the action and help the group of Mission Youth Missionaries who participated in the Living Stations of the Cross. More…

Father, Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit 2

No one takes it from me, but I lay it down on my own. I have power to lay it down, and power to take it up again. This command I have received from my Father.

No one takes it from me, but I lay it down on my own. I have power to lay it down, and power to take it up again. This command I have received from my Father.

Christ’s Seventh Word From the Cross

Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit”; and when he had said this he breathed his last.

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Breaking: Triduum Newsflash — What’s a Triduum? 7

Live: Youth Missionaries Evangelizing the Citizens of Manhattan this weekend

Live: Youth Missionaries Evangelizing the Citizens of Manhattan this weekend

We interrupt Biltrix’s Broadcast of Christ’s 7 Last Words from the Cross with Breaking News from New York

James Stone and Fr Jason Smith reporting live from New York…
The Holy Triduum has begun! Missionary Youth have taken too the streets: Explaining the Catholic faith, inviting people to confession — scores of priests available! — handing out rosaries More…

It is Finished Reply

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill" -- Matthew 5:17

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill” — Matthew 5:17

Christ’s Sixth Word from the Cross

There was a vessel filled with common wine. So they put a sponge soaked in wine on a sprig of hyssop and put it up to his mouth. When Jesus had taken the wine, he said, “It is finished.” And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit.

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