August 8, 2018 – WYD-1993: THE TURNING POINT

https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2018/08/wyd-1993-the-turning-point On this twenty-fifth anniversary of World Youth Day in Denver, I can’t help sharing one of my favorite personal memories of John Paul II.


July 30, 2018 – Revisited: “Comforting Words” August 12, 2002

https://www.catholicculture.org/news/features/index.cfm?recnum=21242 THE RITE OF DEGRADATION If the degradandus be an archbishop, the degrading prelate removes his pallium, saying: We deprive thee of the rights and privileges of the episcopal dignity, symbolized in this pallium, since thou hast abused them. Then, even if the degradandus be a mere bishop, the degrading prelate removes his mitre, saying:…