We stand at the foot of Calvary at every Mass

During the Consecration at Mass the priest says, “do this in remembrance of me.” But, a reader writes: “A friend says this does not literally mean ‘in memory of’ but rather ‘do this as a memorial,’ a continuation of Jesus’s sacrifice. I

Were angels with Jesus during his passion?

A reader writes: “We hear about angels ministering to Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. ... The next reference to angels is at the empty tomb, mysterious witnesses to his glorious resurrection. Can we assume that angels were absent during Christ’s passion?”

Opening the Word: Our own calvary

In this week’s Opening the Word for the solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Father Joshua Whitfield writes about the opportunity whispered to us. “Injustice and violence abound, suffering too,” he writes. “But how do we respond to