• Steven Greydanus: Holy Week is Almost Here, and I Have Coronavirus

    When the nurse practitioner said, “Your test was positive,” I almost involuntarily burst out, “Oh, thank goodness.” I had been fearing a negative result for days. I wouldn’t have trusted it, for one thing — I was pretty sure I had COVID, and that my lady Suzanne did as well,... Read more
  • The Limits of Hope

    Editorial note: This blog is the fifth in a six-part series featuring our free Lenten resource, "A Scriptural Pilgrimage to Christ Through Lent," written by Lenny DeLorenzo. There is no limit to hope because Christ has gone beyond the last horizon. There are times when we put ourselves at... Read more
  • Coronavirus Quarantine Streaming Options for Lent and Easter (and More)

    In the last few weeks, articles about movies to stream while quarantined during the coronavirus pandemic have proliferated across the internet almost as fast as the virus has spread around the world. What makes this article different? Five principles went into the picks below: To begin... Read more
  • Exodus and the Paschal Journey of Lent

    “God spoke further to Moses: ‘Go and gather the elders of the Israelites, and tell them, The LORD, the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, has appeared to me and said: I have observed you and what is being done to you in Egypt; so I have decided to lead you up out... Read more
  • Walking Where Jesus Walked: ‘Holy Stairs’ Reopen to Pilgrims

    ROME — For the first time in almost three centuries, the stairs that Jesus is said to have climbed to receive his death sentence from Pontius Pilate are accessible to pilgrims in their original version. Since 1723, at the request of Pope Innocent XIII, the Scala Sancta (Holy Stairway) was... Read more
  • The Revolutionary Message of Palm Sunday

    The texts that Christians typically read on Palm Sunday have become so familiar to them that they probably don’t sense their properly revolutionary power. But no first-century Jew would have missed the excitement and danger implicit in the coded language of the accounts describing Jesus’... Read more
  • Lent and the Challenge of the Gospel

    The Book of Genesis is a book of beginnings, a book of origins. From it we learn the beginning of creation, of humanity, and of the Israelites. The Israelites originate as a people from the great Old Testament patriarch Abraham and his wife Sarah. Abraham is called forth by God from the life... Read more
  • Five Ways St. Joseph Can Help your Lent

    How can St. Joseph help you this Lent? I propose five ways. 1. Simplicity In John 6, when Jesus boldly declares, “I am the bread of life,” his hearers murmur among themselves and ask, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph?” (Jn 6:41). Apparently, they considered Joseph to be just a... Read more
  • Lenten Reflection: Meeting Christ Right Where You’re At

    A few years ago, I was speaking at a women’s conference and a priest preached about the story of the Samaritan woman. Perhaps you have heard this story many times before, or maybe you’re not very familiar with it. Either way, I encourage you open your Bible now to John 4:1–42, and take... Read more
  • Let Mary Intercede in your Lent

    The season of Lent is the time to get our spiritual house in order. I think of it as a spring cleaning of the heart, mind, and soul; a time to clear away the clutter of temptation, doubt, and confusion to make a proper dwelling place for our Lord. While we may not look forward to cleaning house,... Read more