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Semen est Sanguis Christianorum

In reference to the Roman persecution of the Church, the third century Christian author Tertullian invoked: Semen est Sanguis Christianorum; that the blood of the Christians is seed. In our times, Blessed Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko noted that “The...

Will You See the Image of God?

God is merciful! Deuteronomy chapter 30 sets the tone. Moses addressed the people: “If only you would heed the voice of the LORD, your God and keep his commandments and statutes.” He continues a few verses later saying that the commandments of God...

The Day of His Coming

But who will endure the day of his coming? For he is like the refiner’s fire, or like the fuller’s lye. …He will sit refining his silver and gold in his crucible…  A crucible is a very high-intensity heat furnace where gold and silver are refined...

Gospel Endurance

My parents live in the Diocese of Gaylord, Michigan. It is a sparsely populated diocese and they have many priests from foreign countries. Their parish priest is from Zimbabwe. Recently, he took a trip back home and shared with the parish that when...

Getting it Correct

In October of 2017, I wrote an article entitled “A Special Priest: Fr. Vincent Capodanno.” In order to understand what I am about to write, you need to read that article first. I first learned of Fr. Capodanno while watching a documentary about his...

Seeking the Riches of Heaven

Once upon a time there was a cobbler, or shoe-maker, who lived a simple lifestyle, worked hard, and was very happy with life; people passing his shop could hear him singing at the top of his voice as he fixed shoes, and he had a wave and a smile for...

Standing Up- For Our Faith

An important 19th century preacher and religious leader named Henry Ward Beecher was famous for his eloquent oratory and his powerful opposition to slavery, and his words and example carried great influence in American society. As a boy, he...

A Stygian Lifeboat

One of Alfred Hitchcock’s most memorial films was his 1944 classic, Lifeboat, which depicted eight survivors adrift in a boat after their ship had been sunk by a Nazi submarine. Their story is one of courage, self-sacrifice, and Christian charity in...