February 27, 2020
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Regarding Hidden Knowledge

About fifteen years ago I received some unexpected junk mail:  a letter from a woman in California claiming to be a psychic, offering to provide me with valuable information in exchange for a mere $25 donation.  She even provided a number...

Epiphany: A Most Ancient and Solemn Feast

The Epiphany of our Lord is one of the most ancient and solemn feasts of the liturgical calendar. That, right there, could be the reason why it is a feast that risks being celebrated without having us personally affected by the Word that the...

Opening Ourselves to the Epiphany

The Epiphany is one of the most important feasts of our liturgical calendar. It is so because the Epiphany is the implementation, the application of the Paschal Mystery, God’s plan of salvation into which He wishes to include everyone, Jew and...

Finding the One Our Hearts Seek

The 17th century English poet John Donne is best known for writing “No man is an island,” but he wrote many other things as well, including a story about a man searching for God; the story was Donne’s way of responding to the deep spiritual yearning...

Epiphany: The Most “Missionary” of all Solemnities

The solemnity of the Epiphany is the most “missionary” of all solemnities and feasts of the liturgical year. It reveals that the Father’s mind (called by St. Paul a mystery) was made up from all eternity to create for himself a Family that would...

God’s Message is Ever New

We know that the traditional names of the three wise men were Caspar, Balthasar, and Melchior.  There’s a legend that they were three different ages:  Caspar was a very young man, Balthasar was middle-aged, and Melchior was very old.  Supposedly...

The Meaning of Homage

The account from St. Matthew’s gospel (2:1-12) is rich, so rich that it requires symbols in order to carry its weight. Using the language of science or history or other secular sources simply cannot carry the burden of the message. The gravity of...

Living As Children Of The Light

Some years ago there was an interesting psychology experiment that became known as the “Good Samaritan Study.” The researchers stationed themselves near a pay phone and studied the people who used it. The first thing they noticed was that almost...