April 18, 2021
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There Are No Words

Each Good Friday, we Christians ask ourselves: How would we have behaved? Would we have been among the faithful women remaining as Jesus breathed his last? Or would we, like many of Jesus’ closest friends, have fled the scene? While none of us know...

Our Sister, Bodily Death

“Praised may You be, my Lord, through our Sister, Bodily Death, from whom no living man can escape.” These inspiring lyrics may be found in the famous Canticle of the Sun composed by St. Francis of Assissi (+1226). Those who have lived or stayed for...

Rosary for Michael

When I lived in New York, about halfway between my home and my work there is a beautiful stretch of road called State Route 293. It is not very long, but it gently rises, falls and bends through the hills and lakes in the back training areas of the...

Nursing the Soul

Some months ago, I had the joy of publishing a new book on pastoral care entitled Nursing the soul. This book has been the fruit of years writing articles for the quarterly magazine Il-Musbieħ, which is published by the Malta Union of Midwives and...

Unless We Believe in Eternal Life, Death is So Final

I had a friend who passed away this past week and have taken his death hard. I knew him for 65 years. As we aged, we both knew that father time would take its toll on us. For me, it was especially hard given that my friend was a person that had no...

HR 1676: Another Avenue for the Culture of Death

The primary end of healthcare is treating illnesses and injuries so that the human person, body, mind, and soul, can live a rich and vibrant life. Healthcare, in other words, is that discipline which helps the human person to flourish by restoring...

Do Miracles Really Happen?

Do miracles like the one in the Gospel of Mark (5:21-43) really happen? Can people—including children—who were actually and literally dead be brought back to life? The answer is“yes,” when it glorifies God and helps people believe in Him. This...