worship

"Mary with Child, Angels and Saints" (detail) by Duccio di Buoninsegna

On Worship and Veneration

In the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes are its heart and soul. They give us the characteristic marks along the path to holiness. We are to choose the dispositions that characterize the first seven but the eighth, in Mathew 5:10-12, is done to us in consequence of our faithfulness. We are assured: “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ […]

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, San Francisco North Beach Photography © by Andy Coan

Five Attitudes We Have Toward Football that We Should Have Toward Church

In my days as an evangelical Christian (and even occasionally in my decade as a Catholic), I have heard many a pastor suggest that we would get a lot more out of our attendance at Church if we treated it with the same enthusiasm we display toward sporting events. Some of these pastors, no doubt, would like to see the […]

Photography © by Andy Coan

Encountering the Word — Psalm 95:6

“O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!” (Psalm 95:6) If you liked this scripture verse, please share it with your friends and family using both the Recommend and Social Media buttons below and via email. We value your comments and encourage you to leave your thoughts below. Thank you! – The […]

Photography © by Andy Coan

Encountering the Word — Psalm 95:6

“O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!” (Psalm 95:6) If you liked this scripture verse, please share it with your friends and family using both the Recommend and Social Media buttons below and via email. We value your comments and encourage you to leave your thoughts below. Thank you! – The […]

"Adoration of the Lamb" by van Eyck

Encountering the Word – Romans 12:1-2

I urge you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship. Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect. (Romans […]

The Church: Unlocking the Secrets to the Places Catholics Call Home

“If we help you to read a church, we do it with the hope that you’ll be better able to pray a church. If you want to understand a church, you need to read it as a prayer book and not as an architecture textbook.” –Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina, authors of The Church: Unlocking the Secrets to the […]