The Choice of Saint Matthias

In today Office of Readings for the feast of Saint Matthias, Saint John Chrysostom writes ‘neque dixerunt: Elige, sed ostende electum – quem elegeris, inquit‘, that is, the Apostles were not told to choose who was to replace Judas the traitor, but...

Judas, Matthias and Mercy

Here is an excerpt from an address by Pope Benedict XVI back in 2006 – but his words are timeless – on Judas and Matthias, on freedom, choice, the mystery of God’s providence, and the infinitude of His mercy: In effect, the possibilities to pervert...