St. Januarius (San Gennaro) will have much attention on Sept. 19 when people in Naples, Italy, wait anxiously to see whether his blood will liquefy. At the same time, 4,000 miles away, the San Gennaro festivities are underway in New York City’s Little Italy.
The “Hospitality of Abraham” is a type of the Trinity — but not a representation of the Trinity itself.
“The cooking is spreading God’s word and love.”
The crosses I was bearing — depression and M.S. — were crushing me, but here was the Pope himself telling me to unite my suffering with Christ.
COMMENTARY: At a time in which Catholics are being summoned to live our faith with greater courage and charity, this spiritual son of the French saint provides a great example and, we pray, will become a much-sought intercessor.
The selection of an atheist “chaplain” empties the very idea of a chaplain of its meaning.
“Our mother of sorrows, with strength from above you stood by the cross…”