On our common priesthood

baby getting baptized

​While attending the ordination of our six new priests I was reflecting on something I learned in a theology class years ago. 

Up to heaven, down to earth

cloud staircase

I was recently listening to a presentation on some of the great Old Testament figures by Bishop Robert Barron.

Mary, model of faith and vocation

statue of St. Mary

Early in my journey of faith, I pondered, like many Catholics and non-Catholics alike, why do we honor Mary? Why do we call her our Mother? Why does the Church hold Mary up as the model of our faith?