I thought John Paul II was making a big splash when he canonized 120 Chinese martyrs. But who in the world is going to be strong enough to carry the Martyrologium Romanum (Roman Martyrology, the book of officially canonized Catholic saints) after this past Sunday? Pope Francis canonized the largest number of men/women in the Church’s … Read More
I never got the thing with St. Francis and the birds. I mean, I know he preached to the birds but that was only once, maybe twice, according to solid, academic, biographical resources on the saint’s life. Why are the birds such continuous companions to St. Francis art work? Even Friars themselves joke of … Read More
Guest what Pope Francis said recently concerning the Ascension… Dear brothers and sisters, the Ascension does not point to Jesus’ absence, but tells us that he is alive in our midst in a new way. He is no longer in a specific place in the world as he was before the Ascension. He is now … Read More
It’s no secret that priests of different generations might not be of the same mind on all issues ecclessial. That’s true of their particular interests and devotions as well. Recently Tekton began brainstorming ideas of pilgrimages that can serve priests of different generations. Some priests may be interested in visiting the tomb of Blessed John XXIII … Read More
Fr. Peter Vasko, OFM, and pilgrims depart for the Holy Land in less than two days. JFK Airport will serve as the launch pad for yet another pilgrimage to the Holy Land. To the 25+ pilgrims, Fr. Vasko will share his wealth of experience and knowledge of the land God chose to redeem mankind. … Read More
Recently, The Catholic Moment, the diocesan newspaper for the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana carried a story by Catholic News Service talking about Pope Francis’ trip to Brazil in July. Some may say, “Brazil?!? Why is he going to Brazil?” Well, if you didn’t know, you do now. Three little words with a huge meaning- World. Youth. … Read More
Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus- Benedict XVI Talking about pilgrimages, you can’t make a Tekton Pilgrimage to Rome and see this every day! “Get it while the gettin’s good,” as they say. This one will make it to the Time “Life” series for sure! Thanks to Fr. Rocco Palmo at Whispers in the Loggia for posting it.
FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) is hosting yet another REACH event, this time in Philadelphia on May 10th. What is REACH? As they put it, “REACH is an opportunity for local community members to gather in prayer and fellowship, to encounter Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, to hear the words of inspirational speakers, and to learn more … Read More
Reading through the Catholic news this morning, I came across an article on Catholic News Agency titled, “New film shows dramatic revival of Omaha parish,” by Carl Bunderson. The name of the priest responsible for this renewal is Fr. Damien Cook. Father was a Tekton pilgrim a few years ago! Reflecting on the article helped … Read More
Reading through some of Cardinal Dolan’s blog, I remembered he had taken a pilgrimage with 50 of his priests to the Holy Land. He talked about it as an opportunity to renew their faith. Read his post to see why pilgrimages, especially to the Holy Land, are so important for our Christian faith.