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BasiliCAST Episode 7 – Ninth Eucharistic Congress, 1941

Jul 19, 2024

Dr. Johan van Parys, Managing Director of Ministries, and Heather Craig, Basilica Archivist, discuss the Ninth Eucharistic Congress held in…


Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.

Jul 18, 2024

Having participated in multiple funerals during the last three weeks, I found myself at a funeral luncheon sitting next to…


Restoring Beauty, Inspiring Hope

Jul 17, 2024

In preparation for future interior restoration of The Basilica of Saint Mary, design and restoration techniques are being tested on…


Fr. Daniel Griffith Homily

Jul 15, 2024

Fr. Griffith addresses the recent shooting in Pennsylvania, collective moral injury, and call of Catholics to help close the gap…


May Hope Fill Your Hearts

Jul 12, 2024

As we prayerfully plan programming for the upcoming year at The Basilica, we have been drawn to the theme of…


Planning to Restore The Beauty of The Basilica

Jul 5, 2024

I usually start my tours of our beautiful Basilica by recalling that on Christmas Day, 1903 Archbishop Ireland announced his…


Taking her by the hand, Jesus said to her: “Little lamb, arise.” 

Jun 29, 2024

Entering the neonatal intensive care unit at 4:40am, I donned a surgical gown over my priestly attire, slipped on protective…


BasiliCAST Episode 6- Suor Angelica

Jun 24, 2024

Opera week at The Basilica is here! In this video, Johan van Parys, Ph.D. discusses Puccini’s Suor Angelica (“Sister Angelica”)…


Celebrating Juneteenth

Jun 19, 2024

In honor of Juneteenth, Fr. Daniel Griffith discusses the connection between the Juneteenth holiday and Catholic Social Teaching. Also called…


National Eucharistic Pilgrims

Jun 18, 2024

The Lord said to her in reply, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need…


Fr. Daniel Griffith’s Homily for the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jun 17, 2024

Read Fr. Daniel’s column, The Idolatry of Guns and the Scourge of Gun Violence in America


A Message from Fr. Daniel Griffith: Join us this Summer

Jun 14, 2024

Happy Father’s Day Battle of the BandsJune 15, 2:00PM, Surly Brewing CompanyEight bands compete for a chance to perform on…