May 21, 2020
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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...

Regarding Courage, Integrity, and Humility

During the American Revolutionary War, a distinguished gentleman in civilian clothing observed a corporal in the uniform of the Continental Army ordering his men to move a large beam. Because it was very heavy and the men were struggling with it...

Seeking Courageous Fathers

There are no coincidences or happy breaks in the life of believers, but only the unfolding of God’s plan; so often mysterious, obscure and, yes, even painful, but with fool proof guarantee of success in the Resurrection of Christ. Today is Father’s...

Sacrificing in the Name of Christ

Until it collapsed in 1991, the Soviet Union, or Communist Russia, was one of the most evil societies in human history; in terms of the number of lives ruined, and the millions of people it killed or persecuted, it rivaled Nazi Germany. The Soviets...

Good News Isn’t Good News if We Keep it to Ourselves

It must have seemed to the Pharisees and the priests and Levites sent from Jerusalem that John the Baptist was being deliberately vague and uncommunicative—for instead of coming right out and telling them who he was and what he was doing, he gave...

A Special Priest: Fr. Vincent Capodanno

He didn’t have to be there, not in that place and at that time. But there he was. He could have been back at the base in Da Nang, waiting for the soldiers to return, and no one would have given it a second thought. But he chose to be with the men...

Placing God’s Will Ahead of Our Own

A young man in his late twenties told his pastor, “Father, I’ve started looking for another place to work.” “Really?” said the priest. “I thought you were happy with your position.” The young man explained, “Well, I was, but then something happened...