• Despite headaches, new Mass translation worth the effort

    Despite headaches, new Mass translation worth the effort

    • Jun 2, 2016

    Why do so many priests, who have to say the words of the new translation, dislike them? Maybe because the principle of intentionally elevated language wasn’t explained.

  • Poems to 'nourish the soul'

    Poems to 'nourish the soul'

    • Jan 15, 2016

    Roger Housden, writer and creator of the best-selling “Ten Poems” series, again this month is offering up poems to “nourish the soul” on the Spirituality and Practice website. My favorite so far is the famed poem, “What the Living Do,” by Marie Howe. It was written in memory of her

  • A powerful poem on the meaning of Christmas

    A powerful poem on the meaning of Christmas

    • Dec 2, 2015

    Because in Him the Flesh is united to the Word without magical transformation …. Because in Him the Word is united to the Flesh without loss of perfection …. Because of His visitation, we may no longer desire God as if He were lacking: our redemption is no longer a