You're an original sinner, and that's good news

An image of Mary is seen at the base of a Marian statue

It sounds cranky, gloomy, even angry. Christianity teaches that we human beings can’t help making a huge mess of things.

Let us Lectio: Memorial of Our Lady of Loreto

On the Feast of Our Lady of Loreto we bring our focus to the Santa Casa or Holy House of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the site of the conception of Jesus Christ. 

Advent matters

Benedictine Sister Jennifer Mechtild Horner, prioress of the Sisters of St. Benedict of Beech Grove, Ind., lights the first candle of the Advent wreath Dec. 1 at the Our Lady of Grace Monastery.

Christmas is still weeks away, and already we're exhausted.

Let us Lectio: The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed

Unlike the Feast of All Saints, the Feast of All Souls is when we remember all the faithful departed, who have died in a state of grace, including those who have not yet attained sainthood.

The Saints, Your BFFs

“The Church in heaven is All Saints,” explains the English priest and writer Ronald Knox. “The Church in purgatory is All Souls. The Church on earth is all sorts.”