Honoring Bishop Paul S. Loverde

As the bishop celebrates his 50th anniversary as a priest, the Herald looks back on his years of ministry. More
Gospel Commentary
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As we come to the conclusion of the liturgical year this weekend, the church fittingly invites us to ponder prayerfully the end of time. We understand that the world as we know it will come to a … more
The apocalyptic words of Jesus we hear and pray this Sunday are words He spoke to the disciples. Of course, Catholic Herald readers and other disciples of Jesus are called to pay more attention to … more
The sun and moon go dark. Stars fall from the sky. The powers of heaven quake. Jesus tells us that these signs will accompany His second coming. His description of the upheaval of the natural … more
The poor widow in today’s Gospel reading probably never imagined that her contribution to the temple treasury (sort of like an ongoing building fund) that she thought was private would be noticed … more
Jesus was a master at creating authentic encounters with people. Today’s Gospel recounts the earthy encounter of Jesus and the blind man, Bartimeus. Mark the Evangelist fills this short story with … more
There is a moment in this Sunday’s Gospel when every one of the apostles is upset. James and John asked Jesus for places of honor in the kingdom of heaven, and He refused their request. It was a … more
Jesus uses an unusual prop to teach a lesson in this Sunday's Gospel: a little child. His apostles had been arguing about who was the greatest among them. We likely have had arguments similar to … more
Somewhere along the dusty road to Jerusalem, a man who was both young and rich approaches Jesus with the question of what he must do to be saved. Despite all the privileges which his wealth gave him, … more
When we think of the teachings of Jesus we might be inspired and grateful that Our Savior, who knows us so well, thinks so highly of us. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus repeatedly refers to what … more
In our passage today from the Gospel of Mark, we might ask if Jesus was having a bad day. As a rule, Jesus exhorts His followers to live and He models for them the great virtues of compassion, … more
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