July 22, 2019

All Essays

Eucharist Makes Us Holier Persons

One of my favorite saints is Catherine of Siena, who lived in 14th century Italy. The youngest of 25 children, she refused to marry, as her parents wished, and instead entered the Dominican Order. Catherine became known for her great holiness and...

Out of Control

Do you get the feeling that our government or at least the direction of our government is out of control? Don’t feel alone. Americans seem to be in the midst of a debt revolution. Everyone seems to have a “plan,” but the plans are not coordinated in...

The Great Manipulation

Did you ever wonder how the homosexual lifestyle went from disrepute to almost general acceptance in just the past ten years or so? I found this change inexplicable until I discovered two enlightening articles. One was written in 2004 by R. Albert...

Soft Boys

Even at my advanced age, I know very little about women. As an only child, I had no sisters to compare notes with and both my parents were not only modest but also terminally shy about their bodies for my growing interest. Forget about anyone but an...

“Maybe I’m Wrong”

The words “Maybe I’m Wrong” are not heard much any more, and it is a fair assumption that fewer people than in past generations even think of them. That is because in recent decades the emphasis in education and the general culture has been on self...

Welcome to Our Future

In 1971, the average U.S. income was $10,600. The cost of a new house was $25,250; however, if you were just starting out, you could rent and pay your landlord an average monthly sum of $150. And if you had an extra $3,579 to spare, a spanking new...

His Most Holy Body and Blood

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, which we celebrate on Sunday 23 June 2019, drives home an essential point: Christ’s Body and Blood give us, who receive them, none other than eternal life.  This basic truth is powerfully...

Give Them Some Food Yourselves

As St. Luke reports, originally, Jesus gave his first followers sustenance and nourishment when they found themselves in a deserted, out-of-the-way place outside the town of Bethsaida. He ministered to all their needs, bringing order, healing and...

A Family of Love

In the liturgical life of the Church, many days of the year are dedicated to concrete events and persons. Of course, there are many feasts for Jesus. But in addition, we remember Mary, the saints, and the “signature” moments in the...

Three is a Holy Number

A very wise and intelligent Jewish university professor and scripture scholar [Pinchas Lapide] once wrote a book about the meaning of Easter Sunday. Though he himself was a devout, Orthodox Jew, he had great sympathy and admiration for Catholicism;...