January 2012

Cats cannot taste sweetness AT ALL. (I guess that means that they have a “meat tooth” rather than a “sweet tooth.”) LEARN MORE.

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Today is Wednesday of the 4th week in Ordinary Time. The liturgical color is green. In the Extraordinary Form, this is the season after Epiphany, and the liturgical color for today is red.   Saints & Celebrations: On February 1, there is no special fixed liturgical day in the Ordinary Form. In the Extraordinary Form, […]

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A reader writes: Question: An atheist has claimed that Jesus’s conversation with Nicodemus couldn’t have happened because it’s a greek word that has two meanings, critical to the story, and Jesus didn’t speak greek. I know neither greek nor aramaic, and according to some english, so any thing you happen to know would be useful. […]

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Today is Tuesday of the 4th week in Ordinary Time. The liturgical color is white. In the Extraordinary Form, this is the season after Epiphany.   Saints & Celebrations: On January 31, in both the Ordinary and the Extraordinary Form, we celebrate St. John Bosco, priest and confessor who died in A.D. 1888. In the […]

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Today is Monday of the 4th week in Ordinary Time. The liturgical color is green. In the Extraordinary Form, this is the season after Epiphany, and the liturgical color for today is red.   Saints & Celebrations: On January 30, there is no special fixed liturgical day in the Ordinary Form. In the Extraordinary Form, […]

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Today is the 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time. The liturgical color is green. In the Extraordinary Form, this is the season after Epiphany. In the Extraordinary Form, it is the 4th Sunday after Epiphany.   Saints & Celebrations: On January 29, there is no special fixed liturgical day in the Ordinary Form. In the Extraordinary […]

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We all know about citing the Bible with chapter & verse–but where did the chapter and verse divisions come from in the first place and why are they there? Who added them, and when? We all know about the ordinary form of Mass that arose after Vatican II and the extraordinary form that arose after […]

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Here are this week’s items for The Weekly Benedict (subscribe here): ANGELUS: Angelus, 22 January 2012 AUDIENCE: 18 January 2012, Week of Prayer for Christian Unity MESSAGE: 46th World Communications Day, 2012 – Silence and Word: Path of Evangelization NOTE: Not much this week, despite a lot of recent activity from the pope. There’s some really good Benedict-ions waiting to be translated […]

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Today is Saturday of the 3rd week in Ordinary Time. The liturgical color is white. In the Extraordinary Form, this is the season after Epiphany.   Saints & Celebrations: On January 28, in the Ordinary Form, we celebrate St. Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor of the Church. It is a memorial. In the Extraordinary Form, […]

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Jimmy Akin answers: Can you elaborate on this past Sunday’s Gospel reading? How can I refute the claim that Catholics don’t like sex because we don’t approve of birth control? Will you explain the timeline of the Epiphany? Where does the Church stand on the use of Viagra? What is the proper translation of Matthew […]

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