Peter, Judas, and the Mercy of God

"Peter's Denial" (detail) by Carl Bloch

This past Sunday we heard of the forgiveness of Christ towards the Woman Taken in Adultery, the week after hearing the story of the Prodigal Son and the Merciful Father.  We need these reminders of God’s mercy in the weeks leading up to Palm Sunday, when we will all cry out the dreaded, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” If that moment in […]

Daily Catholic Quiz – The Betrayal of Jesus by Judas

Question: (a) On what day of the Liturgical Year do we recall the betrayal of Jesus by Judas. (b) What is a popular, traditional “nickname” for this day? Answer here or on Facebook. Also, you are encouraged to suggest future questions. Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell your […]

Judas’ Greatest Sin

Editor’s Note: Wednesday of Holy Week (Holy Wednesday) is sometimes referred to in the Western Church as “Spy Wednesday” for tradition has it that on this day, Judas plotted with the authorities to arrest Jesus. Armed with lanterns, torches and weapons and accompanied by a band of soldiers and guards from the chief priests and the Pharisees, Judas Iscariot went […]