November 11, 2019

Editor's Choice

All Essays

Denying Communion to Joe Biden

In the midst of his campaign for the Democrat presidential nomination, former Vice-President Joe Biden was denied Holy Communion by Father Robert Morey in Florence, South Carolina. Public reaction was mixed. Some people were outraged that a man long...

More Awesome than This?

Amid all the bad things that fill the front pages of our newspapers and are covered by the media in general, something reassuring is happening in our country and in other parts of the world: some divinely-enlightened parents act in a wiser and...

God Never Gives Up on Anyone

Some years ago an American author named Taylor Caldwell wrote an interesting novel called Dialogues with the Devil, which consists of a series of imaginary letters exchanged between Satan and the archangel Michael. In these letters they express...

The Death of the Soul

At a concert of one of my granddaughters years ago, at Visitation Academy in St. Louis, the first song their choral group sang was the old Simon and Garfunkel hit, Bridge Over Troubled Waters. That song and many other message-oriented songs are food...

‘Do Not Abandon Us to Temptation’

This is the recent change made by Pope Francis to the Italian translation of the Lord’s Prayer. A similar alteration has also been made in French: ‘Do not let us fall into temptation’. On the face of it, both changes remove an uncomfortable...

The Cost of Denying Conscience

For millennia the concept of conscience was prominent in virtually every religious and secular ethical system, though interpretations of its nature varied. Some defined it as an “inner voice,” but disagreed about what kind of voice—Desire...

Today, Salvation Has Come to This House

What a tremendous piece of good news! Oh, how I wish that was true of my two sisters’ families in Italy: to have the Lord drop in for a visit as they struggle, not only financially, but also with pain, doubts and anxieties! Oh, how I wish that the...

Just on The Other Side

There was a couple that had been married for more than 50 years when one day, unexpectedly, the husband passed away. A few days after the funeral, their pastor visited the widow and found that even though she was grieving, she was filled with peace...

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