By Fr. Mike Schmitz, Ascension Presents - This video is not a new autobiography by Fr. Mike Schmitz. It’s about everyone’s autobiography, which is—in a word—the crucifix. Jesus’ dying on the Cross sums up every person’s life story because it shows what our sins did and God’s power to forgive them, so our lives can be defined by love and not shame.
By Gretchen Filz, GetFed - At Mass and other liturgical services we see priests and altar servers swinging censers, sending clouds of incense wafting through the air. In Catholic liturgy, everything symbolizes a theological truth... So, what does incense symbolize?.. Incense has been used in Christian liturgy from its earliest centuries.
By Msgr. Charles Pope - Let’s explore the enigmatic statement of our Lord Jesus to Mary Magdalene: Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, “I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God” (John 20:17)... There is much to ponder and distinguish here.
By Philip Kosloski - Saint Augustine argued that, even though the beauty of truth is a superior form of beauty, it should be not divorced from material beauty, especially when presenting the truths of the Faith… First of all, Augustine pointed out that while beauty of the material realm can be beneficial to raise our souls to God who is the source of all beauty, there is another dimension of beauty that was superior and resided in the intellectual realm.