Quiz: How Well Do You Know Valid, Sacramental, and Invalid Marriages?

Because Marriage existed as a part of God’s natural plan for human beings¬†before Christ elevated it to the level of a sacrament, it can be hard to understand what makes a marriage valid and sacramental, valid and merely natural, or invalid all together. A lot of what happens when the Church thinks about particular cases … Read more…

Fulfilled in Your Hearing

For even the most adroit of readers, the Scriptural texts that constitute the Bible can be complex and difficult to understand, not only in terms of content and meaning, but also with respect to their origin and purpose. The Bible has, for almost all of its history, been simultaneously a perennial object of study for … Read more…

The Paradoxical Kingship of Christ

Today is the climactic finale of the Church’s liturgical season, the Solemnity of Christ the King. Next Sunday¬†we will inaugurate a new liturgical year that begins with the joyful anticipation of Advent. The solemnity of Christ the King has always held great personal significance for me and is, in some ways, my favorite feast of … Read more…