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How we set the date for Easter

Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent Deacon Robert Banet

How come you Catholics are always changing the date of Easter?

We follow the Jewish calculation of Passover.  At least, we do so in a way.

Please explain.

The Jews celebrate Passover on the first day after the first full moon after the vernal equinox.


The cross – how a symbol of defeat became one of victory

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Fr. Anthony Brankin

Today is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, the Finding of the True Cross—and today we commemorate how St. Helen—sixteen hundred years ago—the mother of the Emperor Constantine—traveled to Jerusalem to find and venerate the place where they crucified Our Lord.

Why did Helen […]

Our moral voice was not silenced under the Nazis, nor will we be today

July 2012

Fr. Anthony Brankin

Sometimes a priest will be scolded that his talks are too political. I am never quite sure what that means.

Sure, I would love to talk about how everything is beautiful in its own way and how the Bible tells us all how to get rich and how […]