Years ago, a priest gave a homily which consisted of 17 words. “Today is Trinity Sunday, the Trinity is a great mystery, and that’s all I have to say.” I was shocked, albeit a bit happy because this priest usually gave pretty bad homilies. I was also left with a thought, “Come on, you can … Continue reading The Triune God, the Source of Our Love and Happiness
how did it get so bad? The previous post suggested the young have left the faith due in part to their reluctance to believe in a moral framework for thousands of years which protect the person and their sexuality. Many of the young have renounced those principles altogether as irrelevant or simply wrong. So, what … Continue reading If I could write my own Commandments…… (How did it get so bad?) Part 2
I'm Spiritual but not religious You often hear the phrase, “I’m spiritual but not religious”. The phrase is uttered by many young people today, especially cradle Catholics raised in the faith and many sent to Catholic schools. So, what do they mean? It’s meant to portray a person who is not completely devoid of any … Continue reading If I Could Write My Own Commandments, I Would Go Back to Church-Part 1
Readings:Acts 2:1-11 1 Cor 12:3b-7; 12-13 Jn 20:19:23 The Spirit of God now dwells in us Pentecost Sunday takes us full circle in the great drama of our redemption. The great event in our history begins with the Word made flesh and comes to a grand crescendo when He who is our life promised and delivered the … Continue reading Pentecost is the Mingling of the Human and Divine
In Greek mythology Gaia is a pagan god and represents the personification of the Earth There’s a big difference between Christian stewardship and today’s neo-pagan environmentalism Christians are taught to regard the natural world as belonging to God. Their twofold role as stewards of God’s creation is to use the earth’s resources to sustain and … Continue reading Serving God … or Gaia?
skin color is the only criterion of the goodness or evilness of a person Recently, Andrew Gutman, a parent of a daughter at a prestigious $58k per year private all-girls school named Brearley, published a letter objecting to Critical Race Theory promoted by the school and its Trustees. He said the theory is being taught … Continue reading “Racism” is Inherent in Critical Race Theory
Feast of the Ascension Readings: Acts: 1:1-11 Eph 1:17-23 Mk 16:15-20 The annual celebration of the Feast of the Ascension is a time for us to reflect on the great events in history which changed dramatically the way in which Christians live their lives, with a hope for a glorious future. We are told in … Continue reading The Completion of Salvation and Redemption
Nothing But a Straw Man Argument What a sigh of relief—the polar bear population is growing. The magnificent white bears of the north introducing their numerous fluffy cubs to the world are a strange way to proclaim the truth about global climate change. How ironic, nonrational creatures by their growing numbers speak more about the … Continue reading Beware of the Marxist Hiding Behind the Iceberg
who knew polar bears were pro-life? If proven-to-be-false predictions that polar bears are in danger of extinction unless we stop driving cars and heating our homes and businesses with “fossil fuels” aren’t enough to persuade you that “global warming” (also known as “climate change,” or, as former Vice President Al Gore put it, “The Earth … Continue reading What Happened to the Polar Bears?
Readings: Acts: 10: 25-26, 34-35, 44-48 1 Jn 4: 7-10 Jn: 15:9-17 Last Sunday readings you may recall, spoke about the union of a Christian with God using the image of a vine and branches. Further, it was suggested that all humanity, whether they have conscious belief in God or not, are branches also. The … Continue reading May Your Joy be Complete: 6th Week of Easter-B