September 17, 2020
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Tag: Courage

Taking Up Our Crosses

Chances are you’ve not heard of the black actress Nichelle Nichols—but if you’re a Star Trek fan, you’re certainly familiar with her character. She played Lieutenant Uhara in the original TV series, and was one of the first black women regularly...

Courageous Discipleship

Under the reign of Queen Elizabeth I—known to history as “Elizabeth the Great”—Catholics in England were in grave danger. Even though young Elizabeth had solemnly promised her dying older sister, Queen Mary I, that upon becoming queen, she would...

Not a Freedom to Pray

During this pandemic Churches throughout the land have been forced to close. Our bishops point out this means solely the building. The Church, the Body of Christ, cannot close. While I have been disappointed in missing the sacraments, I...

Courage and Strength

On June 27, 1880, Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She wasphysically healthy until the age of nineteen months when she contractedwhat seemed to be scarlet fever and lost her hearing and sight. As she grew into childhood, she developed an...

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...