We begin the Triduum – three continuous days where we enter the Passion, death and Resurrection of Christ – one continuous service that leads us from complete darkness into light starting on Thursday and culminating on Saturday. We start with Holy Thursday. Three things happen on Holy Thursday: Institution of the Priesthood; the Eucharist; and a Love stronger than death. 1) The word priest comes from Presbyter, etymologically from Greek meaning ‘elder’ or as one who leads. The priesthood was an Continue reading Holy Thursday
Over the course of the past month, Loyola Productions has released a “Gay Catholics Series” through Ignatian News Network. To date, they have released the first three videos in the series. We’re pleased to spread the word of their good work here at Catholic Majority. We hope that you will consider sharing this videos with your friends, families, and churches, and in doing so, help us to promote our mission of providing a voice for the diversity in the Catholic Continue reading Who Are We to Judge?
Today is the feast day of Mary of Magdala, better known to us as Mary Magdalene. She is the patron saint of the contemplative life, converts, glove makers (don’t know too many), hairstylists, penitent sinners, people ridiculed for their piety, perfumeries and perfumers, pharmacists, and women. St. Mary Magdalene has been a figure of recent controversial interest in cultural and religious circles, especially with her portrayal in Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. In the film, she is portrayed as Continue reading There’s Something About Mary (of Magdalene)
As Catholic Americans, can we revisit the Fourth of July and what freedom means? In Galatians we read, “For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery…13For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another.” ‘Use our freedom to become slaves to one another’…So how’s that going? I have to Continue reading Freedom Revisited: Patriotism and Universality