“I Belong to Benedict,” “I Belong to Francis.”

In his first Letter to the Corinthians, St. Paul addresses prominent divisions that plagued the Church during his time. He calls out the problem by saying, "there is jealousy and strife among you" (1 Cor 3:3). Many people belonging to the Church at Corinth were splitting into separate groups based on which preacher inspired their [...]

How to Pray on Christmas

The Christmas season gives us special opportunities for prayer. Though all prayer is good at all times, I think the birth of Christ lends primarily to prayers of petition and thanksgiving. For inspiration, consider the following passage from Book 7 of St. Augustine's Confessions: "Then I sought a way of obtaining strength sufficient to enjoy Thee; [...]