As you read in last week’s Leaven, I was blessed to have the opportunity, both in Washington and New York, to participate in many of the liturgies and events of Pope Benedict’s recent pastoral visit.
In January 1999, Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass in what is now the Edward Jones Dome, the stadium where the St. Louis Rams play. In January 2000, the Rams won the Super Bowl.
Pope Benedict, in his recent encyclical letter, “Spe Salvi — On Christian Hope,” recognizes that we all have many personal hopes that change with the various stages of life.
This week, I continue with reflections on Pope Benedict’s second encyclical letter, “Spe Salve — On Christian Hope.”
On Nov. 30, 2007, Pope Benedict XVI promulgated his second encyclical letter: “Spe Salvi — On Christian Hope.”
Recently, I was listening to a radio interview with a college theology professor at a major university who described himself as an agnostic.
In the Book of Genesis, Abraham believed that God wanted him to sacrifice Isaac, the child for whom he and Sarah had prayed and waited so long.
"What is truth?” (Jn 18: 38) One of the most famous questions in history was uttered by an exasperated Pontius Pilate during his interrogation of Jesus.
As we continue our walk through the Passion, we come to the trial — actually trials — of Jesus.
"Could you not keep watch for one hour?” (Mk 14: 37)