A] The Catholic Media Resurrection & Mercy: 3 Homilies for the Easter Season by Fr. Brian Larkin Click HERE to preview! Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Amid crisis, scandal, and confusion in the modern world, where does the good news of the Resurrection and God’s endless mercy fit in? In these three homilies on The Easter… Read More »
The Resurrection of Jesus: Fact or Fiction? by Dr. Steven Smith
Come to grips with “what really happened to Jesus” as Dr. Steven Smith explores Resurrection narratives from the vantage point of each of the four Gospels as well as many of the vital medical details of Roman crucifixion.
Dr. Steven Smith is a professor of Sacred Scripture at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary, in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Dr. Smith earned his Ph.D from Loyola University in Chicago, where he specialized in the study of the Gospels and their relationship to the Old Testament.
August 15, the Catholic Church celebrates the great feast of Our Lady’s Assumption.
In 1950, Pope Pius XII dogmatically defined the ancient faith of the Church in Mary’s assumption into heaven: “the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things, so that she might be more fully conformed to her Son, the Lord of lords and conqueror of sin and death.” Our earthly life is like a pilgrimage to the Father’s house. We see this truth realized in the glorious assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary who “when the course of her earthly life was completed, was taken up body and soul into the glory of heaven, where she already shares in the glory of her Son’s resurrection, anticipating the resurrection of all the members of his Body” (CCC 974). In Mary, we contemplate what the Church already is on pilgrimage and what she will be in heaven at the end of her journey.