My dear brothers and sisters: I bid you all, in our Lord Jesus Christ, peace! May God’s peace be with you and with your families. I don’t generally start a blog post with such a seemingly pretentious greeting (I certainly don’t talk this way usually), but I start this one with a wish of peace
A priest has apologized for “hurtful” remarks about Islam. But was he correct to reference Catholic “teaching” in his apology?
Growing in holiness is hard work. Growing in virtue, and ridding ourselves of our vices is hard work. We do battle with temptations from the world, from the flesh, and from the devil. The book of Job tells us that “Life upon earth is warfare” (Job 7:1), and I think that characterizes how I feel
Fake news? Says who? Extremist speech? According to who? The latest craze in secular rhetoric is to disqualify truth by labeling it as fraudulent, dishonest, cruel, or unjust. The secular super powers who control the information are becoming the arbiters of what information is worthy of being seen, read or heard. Today, it’s political speech.
Here we go again! The sex abuse crisis in the Church is, once again, all over the news, and various priests and bishops are, once again, offering commentary and expressing sadness, shock, shame, while calling for changes and remedies within the Church. It’s like 2002 all over again. But the real problem will continue to
Who do people say that the Church is? A Church of scandal, or the true mystical Body of Christ?