The Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom

  St. John Chrysostom lived in the 4th Century. He came from Antioch and was sent to Constantinople (Istanbul today) where he served as Archbishop. He died on September 14, 407, praising God with the words, “Glory to God...
by Jackie Picken


Amazing Armenians

Mount Ararat, pictured above, where Noah’s Ark finally came aground after the great flood, is still considered an Armenian national symbol, though it is now within the borders of neighboring Turkey. According to Armenian ...
by Jackie Picken


The Forty Days of Easter

Every Easter, many Christians enjoy either a sunrise service or a later church celebration or both, and then conclude their Easter celebration is over. But Easter is a season, not just a day; forty days, not just one! The Easte...
by Canon Mark A. Pearson



Man Become Fully Alive

Note: First presented as a Christmas Eve sermon, the following poetic meditation on the power and grace of Jesus, the Infant, hits home more deeply now, as we reflect on his Passion, Death and Resurrection. Enjoy this excerpt f...
by Fr. Joseph Thomas (Irenaios), BSO

Questions - Alpha

The Alpha Course

Have You Ever Heard of Alpha? Since 1990, the Alpha course has reached 18,000,000 people in 169 countries around the world. It has spread all over the United States, including denominations of all kinds and more than 7000 cumul...
by Dick Kiernan


A Valentine Ode to Love

1 Corinthians 13:4-8:13 (NIV) Joe closed the front door behind him, and placed his laptop bag on the floor beside the coat rack. “Joe, we’re going to be late. Our reservations are for 7:00.” Patsy looked at her reflection...
by Mary Ellen D'Angelo-Lombari



Freedom from Fear

    1 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever! 2 Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” 3 Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures forever...
by Art Bonin


Don Bosco – A Teacher Like Jesus

Note: Just last Tuesday, January 31, 2012, Catholics celebrated the feast of a great patron saint of youth, St. John Bosco. In this interesting and informative article Jessica-Lynne Picken, who also has a heart for our youth to...
by Jessica-Lynne Picken


What it Means to Be Pro-Life

Note: A priest shares his Catholic perspective on what it means to be pro-life. A thief comes only to steal and slaughter and destroy; I came that they might have life and have it more abundantly. –John 10:10     For Ca...
by Fr. Christopher Gaffrey Ofm




Crystallizing the Essence of a New England Winter - The first snowflakes that gently caress the ground, roof tops, trees, and mittens spread joy and excitement throughout New England. The spirit of a New England winter comes al...
by Jennifer Gehly


The Dancing Lesson

  t was 1958, about a week before Christmas. It was a good year for me. I discovered boys; I was sort of popular, and my fifth grade teacher was Miss Murphy, the most beautiful teacher in the whole school. (She could have ...
by Clarice James


Three Streams Christianity

Ecclesiastes 4 – A three strand cord is not easily broken – How can it be that so many Catholics barely know anything about their faith? How can there be such a variety of Evangelicals, a great multitude of independ...
by Dick Kiernan