Lazarus Freed from the Tomb

Fifth Sunday of Lent-A On this weekend before we recall Jesus’ passion and death on Palm Sunday, St. John invites us to ponder another story of faith.  Two weeks ago, at the well outside Shechem, we drank in the words of Jesus, the living water coming from heaven offered to the Samaritan woman.  A woman … Continue reading Lazarus Freed from the Tomb

Believe in Jesus and See Again

Fourth Sunday of Lent-A The Gospel story this week comes from St. John about the man blind by birth-given sight by the healing power of Jesus. It is often helpful to tap on the vast tradition of the Church and her experts to draw out a deeper meaning about this miraculous story.One such master is … Continue reading Believe in Jesus and See Again

Casting Away Our First Impressions

Third Sunday of Lent-A First impressions are extremely important whether we meet someone to whom we are attracted or if we are interviewing for a new job. Most people know intuitively a good first impression is the first step in achieving the goal of becoming a romantic partner, friend, or newest hire. The commonly known … Continue reading Casting Away Our First Impressions

No Longer Capable of seeing the Truth

What We Are Experiencing is Nothing NewThe following excerpt is from St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans – Chapter 1:18-24The wrath of God is indeed being revealed from heaven against every impiety and wickedness of those who suppress the truth by their wickedness. For what can be known about God is evident to them because God made … Continue reading No Longer Capable of seeing the Truth

From the Desert of Sin to the Mountaintop of Glory

Second Sunday of Lent -AThis second stop of our Lenten journey is a little more pleasant than our first.  The desert of a week ago is an uncomfortable place to be.  Though we were with our Jesus, we were also with the devil– the devil and all his temptations.  “Turn this bread into stone. . … Continue reading From the Desert of Sin to the Mountaintop of Glory

Where Misguided Compassion Leads

Someone should tell Lia Thomas and Sam Brinton they really don’t have the power to deny nature If you had any doubt that the gender movement originates from evil desires, consider the following stories from two highly celebrated alphabet activists, William “Lia” Thomas and Sam Brinton.Thomas gained national notoriety when, as a biological male, he … Continue reading Where Misguided Compassion Leads

Women Who Need a Catechism Lesson

Sorry Ladies, Abortion is NOT a Christian Value Prominent entertainers publicly supporting the slaughter of unborn babies under the pretext of “mercy” and “Christian values” is an outrageous new form of gaslighting that we are regrettably being subjected to by the mainstream media. One is reminded of the timeless verse from the Prophet Isaiah: Ah! … Continue reading Women Who Need a Catechism Lesson

Where Temptation Thrives: The Desert

First Sunday of Lent, Cycle ALent is the time when we metaphorically enter our own deserts.  Each year, on the first Sunday of Lent, the Church draws our attention to the temptation narrative. The temptation of Jesus in the desert is found in the gospels of Mark, Luke and Matthew. Today, the reading of the … Continue reading Where Temptation Thrives: The Desert

Environmentalists Where are You?

The Religion of Climate Change Has Nothing to say On Friday, Feb. 3 a Norfolk Southern Railroad train derailed in East Palestine, OH. The train was hauling a series of dangerous chemicals and eleven of the thirty-eight cars that derailed were carrying hazardous materials. The most notably aboard was vinyl chloride which has been associated with … Continue reading Environmentalists Where are You?

Strive Not to be Like Them

Today’s reading is foundational for those who claim to be passivists or conscientious objectors. Jesus says, “ When someone strikes you on your right cheek, turn the other one as well.” These words of Jesus were preceded by referencing the law of retribution (lex talionis) found in the Book of Exodus, demanding justice equal to … Continue reading Strive Not to be Like Them