December 8, 2021
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Making Sense of the Senseless

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Paying Attention to What Jesus—Does

Jesus is earthy.  He who through which the physical universe was created became an incarnate being of skin, muscle, bones and hair. These are earthy things. Jesus ate, drank, tasted food, sweat, bled, felt pain and fatigue, got blisters and stiff...

Capitalizing on the Holy Season of Advent

What St. Paul (Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11) encourages us to reflect upon could be a wonderful way of capitalizing on the holy season of Advent and it could be also a profitable program to carry out the rest of our life. I am confident of this, that the...

The Flies of Faith and Reason

The Catholic Church always seems to be a lightning rod for the salient issues of the day, whether it is abortion, euthanasia, social justice or immigration. To me it is not surprising that a world that gives more allegiance to Niccolò Machiavelli...

Forgiveness and Sacramental Life

Advent is a time when we may reflect upon that all of us are sinners and desperately need forgiveness.  It is one of the most important aspects of our lives; we need and must have supernatural grace and forgiveness.  We need the miracle of...

Who is Our Authority?

Outside of Disney, I have little interaction with the notion of “royalty.” That is probably my first reflection each year on Christ as our “King.” This designation is a little too “medieval” for me.  I recently asked a Bible scholar that I know how...