Spreading the Thinking of Pope John Paul II

Spreading the Thinking of Pope John Paul II

It’s sometimes said Pope St. John Paul II was the most intellectually gifted occupant of the See of Peter ever, but inasmuch as the line of popes stretches back two millennia and includes some known to history only by their names, there is no realistic way of verifying that. What is certain, though, is that…

The Beauty, Depth and Meaning of the Holy Mass, including Incense

The Beauty, Depth and Meaning of the Holy Mass, including Incense

“And now for something completely different,” as the entertainment industry is wont to say. Some aspects of liturgical worship are used for reasons that express the psychology of praise. For instance, there are vesture, candles, bells and, especially, holy water. The more that worship is confined to cerebral edification, the less attention is given to…