The Messiah’s Human Heart

DETAIL OF “FLEVIT SUPER ILLAM” BY ENRIQUE SIMONET

“To love with a human heart is to accept the possibility of a broken human heart.” I stood on the Mount of Olives and looked across at Jerusalem, the skyline a mix of old and new. The light blue dome of the Holy Sepulchre seemed to almost touch the dominant gold Dome of the Rock,… Continue reading The Messiah’s Human Heart

The Holy Spirit and the Catholic Church

Photography © by Andy Coan

The Council of Jerusalem in Acts 15 brings up a very interesting point.  To discern the proper interpretation of Scripture & the will of God, where should we turn for guidance, the teaching authority (or Magisterium) of the Church, or to the Holy Spirit? Some have painted these two as alternatives. But are they really?… Continue reading The Holy Spirit and the Catholic Church

Following Jesus to His Hour

"Christ's Entry into Jerusalem" by Hippolyte Flandrin

“Walk with Him, both in His triumphal entry and on His way to Calvary.”  Jesus entered Jerusalem many times throughout His life. As an observant Jew, he would have traveled up to the Holy City for the festivals of Tabernacles, Pentecost, and Passover each year. We have countless references to Him teaching in Jerusalem or… Continue reading Following Jesus to His Hour

The Messiah’s Human Heart

DETAIL OF “FLEVIT SUPER ILLAM” BY ENRIQUE SIMONET

I stood on the Mount of Olives and looked across at Jerusalem, the skyline a mix of old and new. The light blue dome of the Holy Sepulchre seemed to almost touch the dominant gold Dome of the Rock, and the Western Wall was invisible to my eye but present in my thoughts. I saw… Continue reading The Messiah’s Human Heart

The Importance of Pilgrimages to the Holy Land

The Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem

At the beginning of Lent, I was privileged to help lead a pilgrimage of 40 young adults to the Holy Land. The pilgrims came from the Leonine Forum, a wonderful program founded in 2013 in Washington DC by the late Father Arne Panula and Mitch Boersma of the Catholic Information Center to form Catholics in… Continue reading The Importance of Pilgrimages to the Holy Land

The Church Where Jesus Was Crucified

The Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem

More than a decade ago I received a gift that left an indelible mark on by soul, a trip to the Holy Land. One of the most memorable of my encounters was at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which is built on the mount where our blessed Lord was crucified. As I entered into the… Continue reading The Church Where Jesus Was Crucified

Daily Catholic Quiz – Riding on a Colt

Question: (a) What Old Testament Prophet prophesied that the King would come to Jerusalem riding on a colt? (b) Where in the Old Testament can this be found (book, chapter and verse)? Answer here or on Facebook. Also, you are encouraged to suggest future questions. Please help us in our mission to assist readers to… Continue reading Daily Catholic Quiz – Riding on a Colt