Friday, September 22, 2017

15th Sunday: The call to repentance

So the twelve went out and proclaimed that all should repent. (Mk 6:13) The call to repentance is fundamental to the preaching of our Lord Jesus...

14th Sunday: Sufficient grace

My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness. (2 Cor 12:9) I have always been intrigued by the meaning of these...

Faith of our Fathers: Church Militant

Frederick William Faber was a theologian, poet, writer, and priest who lived in Victorian England. The son of a Calvinist minister, he was born...

13th Sunday: The experience of suffering

For God created man for incorruption, and made him the image of his own eternity, but through the devil’s envy death entered the world,...

12th Sunday: Objective truth and the saving Word

Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? (Job 38:1) We do well to consider the meaning of this question, posed by God in...

The Mass as Spectacle

The visiting priest came with members of his Order and a few singers. They were there to raise money and awareness for their charity...

11th. Sunday: sacred liturgy

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name (Ps. 92). Our celebration of the Paschal Mystery in all...

Corpus Christi: The gift of the Holy Eucharist

 Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance. (Heb 9:14) As we celebrate the...

John Richmond Phillips RIP

John Richmond Phillips, the former longtime publisher and editor-in-chief of the now defunct farm journal Farm & Country has passed away. JP, as he...

Charlie Charlie: A wake-up call for sobriety

When I was a teenager in the early seventies, an older cousin introduced me to the Ouija Board. At first, I thought we were...