The Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Youth Version)

This was for the afternoon youth ministry Mass. Today’s readings Today is the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, sometimes called the Triumph of the Cross.  On the face of it, this is a rather strange feast.  How could something as awful as the cross ever be triumphant, exultant, or glorious?  It’s been… Continue reading The Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Youth Version)

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Today’s readings Chicago priest and theologian Robert Barron speaks of what he calls a “beige” Catholicism. This is how he describes the Church during the years following the second Vatican Council. It was a time, he says, when “Christianity’s distinctive qualities and bright colors tended to be muted and its rough edges smoothed, while points… Continue reading The Exaltation of the Holy Cross