I believe in one God….

Deacon Scott Maentz Catechism, Year of Faith

Though I’ve never officially met him, I’ve often quoted Fr. Cyprian Davis, a monk of St. Meinrad Abbey in Indiana who once said, “You can’t change the Creed because there is blood on the Creed.”  Christians throughout the world agree that there are certain beliefs to which we hold firm. There are truths engraved upon our hearts that cannot and …

Vatican II & Popular Devotions

Deacon Scott Maentz Vatican II, Year of Faith

Growing up I spent most of my childhood attending Catholic schools. One of the things we learned were the many devotional prayers and practices that have for centuries enriched the lives of the faithful. The BVM sisters taught us to say the morning offering to God, how to pray the rosary, and gave us holy cards of Christ and the …