October 28, 2020
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A Beacon of Hope in the Darkness

A few years ago, after the Supreme Court miraculously found a right to so-called “gay marriage,” I wrote an article entitled “My Child the Bigot.” In the piece, I predicted that any student attending a public school would rarely be permitted to...

All Shall Be Well

There is a story of a young woman who, one evening, was waiting for a bus in a crime-ridden area. A rookie policeman approached her and asked: “Do you want me to wait with you?” Quickly, she noted: “No, that won’t be...

The Christian View of Sickness

During these difficult and turbulent times we are living in, the question becomes: What is the Christian attitude towards sickness? And further, how should we, as Christian believers, behave in these challenging waters we are swimming in? The...

Untie Him and Let Him Go

Once again, let me remind all of us that the one being raised from the dead is not Lazarus any more (cf. John 11:1-45) but any one of us who might be tired of the cramped confinements of his or her “tomb.” Each day, God alone knows the exact number...

The Change We Hope For

Simple questions stem from what Jesus tells us in the Gospel of Matthew (5:17-37): Are we pleased with the way the situation is in our home? In our village/town/city? With the way the Government is run? Are we pleased with the way children are...

Never Give Up!

Winston Churchill wrote:  “Never give up!  Never give in!  Never, Never, Never, Never—-in anything great or small, large or petty—-never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.” Father Patrick...

In Christ, We are Fully Alive

A Catholic priest in Texas named Father Paul served as a prison chaplain, and one year on Easter Sunday he said Mass for the Catholic inmates there. One of the prisoners there—we’ll call him Kevin—had been incarcerated for sixteen years, but was...

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...