Pope Francis: It’s never too late to begin again

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Dec. 26, 2021. / Credit: Vatican Media. Vatican City, Dec 4, 2022 / 06:15 am (CNA). St. John the Baptist reminds us that Advent is a privileged time to turn back toward God — something it is never too l…...
Sin, cheap grace, and John the Baptist

Sin, cheap grace, and John the Baptist

Editor’s note: The following homily was preached on the Second Sunday of Advent (December 4, 2022), at Mount Calvary Church in Baltimore (Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter). We have completed one-fourth of our […]
Monastic decline and the loss that goes with it

Monastic decline and the loss that goes with it

A strange sense of beautiful abandonment accompanied me as I passed between the soundless cloisters of the Cistercian monastery Santa María la Real de Oseira in north-western Spain. One cloister was overrun with purple lavender flowers, […]