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The Roots of the Sabbath

Remember the sabbath day—keep it holy. Six days you may labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath of the

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The Insular City

One of the chief trends in modern life is from the rural to the urban setting. We must note, of course, that the city itself

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Silence in Prayer

Silence is a hallmark of prayer in many religious traditions. It carries with it a certain awe, as if maintaining extended periods of silence were

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The Lessons of Job

Surely there are few more endearing characters in all biblical and literary history than Job. Mankind universally identifies with the conundrum of innocent suffering and

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Why We Fast During Lent

Lent is a time of fasting. It is a time to prepare for the celebration of the Paschal Mystery, the summit of the liturgical year.

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Cardinal Zen on Temptation

Facing temptation is the plight of mankind. Jesus is a real person, and He faced temptations too. The biggest temptation for mankind is that he

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How to Evoke Contrition

“The penitent, through perfect contrition, accompanied by the desire of confession, has already obtained remission of his sins from God.” Roman Catechism, Part 2, Section

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