Faith Matters: Prayer is foundational to self-knowledge

There is a saying, “Conquer yourself and then conquer the world.” There is a saying, “Conquer yourself and then conquer the world.” This statement seems to imply that if you want to be successful in life, you need to be self-disciplined. On a deeper level, I believe...

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time

The Readings for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time speak about stewardship. The Gospel of St. Luke presents us with a manager who Jesus praises because of his “shrewdness”. Even though he acted dishonestly, the Lord is commanding his attitude rather than his behavior....

The Indomitable Faith of Taegon, and Korea

Catholicism was brought to Korea by scholars in the 18th century, via books written in Chinese. When missionaries arrived in the early 19th century, they were surprised to find the Faith had already taken hold amongst a small, but dedicated, group, holding out against...

Matthew the True Disciple

Saint Matthew, whose original Hebraic name was Levi, is sort of a new Moses, of the same tribe, and whose lineage he likely shared, the writer of the first Gospel, represents all those drawn out from the stagnant mud of sin, to the highest of virtues. His recounting...

Pope Benedict on Matthew

BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 30 August 2006 Matthew Dear Brothers and Sisters, Continuing the series of portraits of the Twelve Apostles that we began a few weeks ago, let us reflect today on Matthew. To tell the truth, it is almost...