October 23, 2018

All Essays

That’s Jesus

Over lunch, a brother deacon recounted the story of his nephew’s First Holy Communion. He noted that after a period of great anticipation, the day had finally arrived. With family having traveled from near and far, all had made their way to the...

Jesuit Nonsense

On July 9, 2018, President Trump announced that he was nominating Brett Kavanaugh to be a justice on the Supreme Court, replacing the retiring Anthony Kennedy. On the same day, the editors of America, the official magazine of the Jesuits in the...

The Gift of Saint Therese

There are many saints in the Church and each embodies holiness in a different way.  We can say that each highlights a different facet of perfection of the God who is infinitely rich in perfection.  St. Dominic is not like St. Francis in many ways...

The Greek Persuasion

After the comprehensive and well-written essays on this page by Thomas Addis and Vincent Ruggiero, plus an uproar in the secular media, one might question what I might add to this discussion about the evil that has been polluting our Church for...

Thinking About Heaven

I am at the age that every waiting room I sit in makes me think that this could be God’s Waiting Room. I believe that throughout history most people have believed in a God. And with that necessarily follows certain questions of eschatology…that is...