January 26, 2021
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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...

God’s Waiting Room?

I am at the age that every waiting room I sit in makes me think that this could be God’s Waiting Room. I believe that throughout history most people have believed in a God. And with that necessarily follows certain questions of eschatology…that...

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...

The Womb of My Catholic Imagination

The imagination is the eye of the soul. –Joseph Joubert I think Catholic writers have a distinct advantage over atheists or people of other faiths. This is true because the Catholic Church has a 2000-year history that transcends the material...

In All Things Look to the End

In ancient Greece a famous philosopher visited a certain city and began speaking in the public forum. A wealthy man was entertaining friends, and he and his guests heard the philosopher was in their city. As a joke, the host ordered one of his...

God’s Glory is Unimaginable

How large is our universe? In his children’s book, Is the Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is?, author Robert Wells tries to help young people begin to understand this concept. The blue whale is the largest animal on earth, but it isn’t anywhere...

We Must All Do Our Very Best to Get to Heaven

A Catholic high school basketball team was about to play for the state championship, and the morning of the game, the pastor of the parish said Mass for the team’s coaches and players. During his homily, the priest talked about how in ten years, the...

What is the Kingdom of Heaven?

In the Gospel of Matthew (13:24-43), Jesus describes the Kingdom of Heaven. And this description is more than just a simple explanation. His description is very profound. And it is apparent that Jesus really wants His listeners to understand...