Fulfilling Prophecy

    NOW WORD ON MASS READINGSfor March 4th, 2014Opt. Memorial for St. Casimir Liturgical texts here     THE fulfillment of God’s Covenant with His people, which will be fully realized in the Wedding Feast of the Lamb, has progressed throughout millennia like a spiral that becomes smaller and smaller as time goes on. […]

The Da Vinci Code… Fulfilling a Prophecy?

  ON MAY 30TH, 1862, St. John Bosco had a prophetic dream that uncannily describes our times—and may very well be for our times. … In his dream, Bosco sees a vast sea full of battle ships attacking one stately ship, which represents the Church. On the bow of this stately vessel is the Pope. […]

The Prophecy of St. Francis

    THERE is a phrase in the Catechism that is, I think, critical to repeat at this time. The Pope, Bishop of Rome and Peter’s successor, “is the perpetual and visible source and foundation of the unity both of the bishops and of the whole company of the faithful.” —Catechism of the Catholic Church, […]

The Blessed Prophecy

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS for December 12th, 2013Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Liturgical texts here(Selected: Rev 11:19a, 12:1-6a, 10ab; Judith 13; Luke 1:39-47) Jump for Joy, by Corby Eisbacher     SOMETIMES when I’m speaking at conferences, I will look into the crowd and ask them, “Do you want to fulfill a […]

That Pope Francis! Part II

By Mark Mallett   FR. Gabriel was a few minutes late for his Saturday morning brunch with Bill and Kevin. Marg Tomey had just returned from a pilgrimage to Lourdes and Fatima with a fist full of rosaries and holy medals that she wanted blessed after Mass. She came prepared with a pre-Vatican II book […]

The Marian Dimension of the Storm

  As a hurricane hurtles toward Corpus Christi, Texas (which means “Body of Christ”), my prayers go out to all the people of that state. In the meantime…    The elect souls will have to fight the Prince of Darkness. It will be a frightening storm — no, not a storm, but a hurricane devastating everything! […]

The New Gideon

  MEMORIAL OF THE QUEENSHIP OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY   Mark is coming to Philadelphia in September, 2017. Details at the end of this writing… In today’s first Mass reading on this memorial of the Queenship of Mary, we read about the call of Gideon. Our Lady is the New Gideon of our times… […]

Why Mary…?

The Madonna of the Roses (1903), by William-Adolphe Bouguereau   Watching Canada’s moral compass lose its needle, the American public square lose its peace, and other parts of the world lose their equilibrium as the Storm winds continue to pick up speed… the first thought on my heart this morning as a key to getting through these times is “the Rosary.” But […]

Sorrow of Sorrows

    THE past few weeks, two crucifixes and a statue of Mary in our home have had their hands broken off—at least two of them inexplicably. In fact, just about every statue in our home has a missing hand. It reminded me of a writing I did on this on February 13th, 2007. I think it […]

Living the Dream?

    AS I mentioned recently, the word remains strong on my heart, “You are entering dangerous days.” Yesterday, with an “intensity” and “eyes which seemed filled with shadows and concern,” a Cardinal turned to a Vatican blogger and said, “It is a dangerous time. Pray for us.” [1]March 11th, 2013, www.themoynihanletters.com Yes, there is […]