Thursday, November 23, 2017

Adoring the Sacred Heart of Jesus

(In these last few days of the month of June, dedicated to the Sacred Heart, this insightful meditation on devotion to the heart of...

The All-Too Hidden Strength of the Catholic Church

We Catholics sell ourselves short.  As individuals, often; that will vary from person to person. But more importantly, we underestimate ourselves as a Church,...

Divorce, Sort of, Holywood Style

Following the break-up of HiddleSwift, it seems as though an infectious virus dissolving relationships old and new is spreading through Tinseltown:  Naomi Watts and...

Firefighters, Envy and the Public and Private Sector

It is no secret that there is a war brewing between the public and private sectors of the economy, with their economic prospects diverging...

HiddleSwfit No More: Why Taylor Swift May Never Get Married

Alas, in earth-shattering news, the couple known as 'HiddleSwift' has broken up.  Yes, to you legions of fans (there have to be some out...

Thomas Aquinas and Corpus Christi

A blessed and grace-filled solemnity of Corpus Christi to one and all, a feast that has a long and varied history dating back to...

Lightning Crashes LiVE

  It seems that our culture in its ever increasing narrative against anything biblical and supernatural must be something that should be doubted, if not...

The Joyful Apostle of Rome

Today, May 26th, is the feast of one of my favorite saints, Philip Neri (1515-1595), born and raised in the renaissance city of Florence...

Theotokos, or Christotokos? A Christmas Heresy

I will often ask my students in class whether Christ was a human person.  The answer may seem straightforward:  Of course He was (or...

Heroism, Then and Now

“Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, while others have greatness thrust upon them”.   So wrote Shakespeare in Twelfth Night .   ‘Greatness’ may take...