Monthly Archives: November 2014

Week of November 16, 2014

Do you know what a talent is? This is a question that Mary McGlone asks in her reflection on today’s Gospel parable. A talent is a measure of weight, specifically the typical weight of a soldier’s pack, something in the range of 75 to 100 pounds. As it is used in this parable, it refers […]

Week of November 9, 2014

Today, we celebrate the oldest and first-ranked of Rome’s four great basilicas. St. John was surnamed “Lateran” because it stands on the site of the palace of the family of the Laterani. During his reign as emperor, Constantine gave the palace and its lands to the church in 311. A papal residence until the scandal […]