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Every Christmas and Easter without fail, Time, Newsweek, and US News and World Report (not to mention a PBS special and a Mysteries of the Bible episode or two) will go looking for Jesus again. For secularist reporters, he has…
Are you happy? We're not talking about outwardly, but deep inside. Do you mostly have happy thoughts rolling around in your head? Or, do you have a nagging unhappiness, uncertainty, doubt, a feeling of not really belonging, a sense that…
You will see that Protestant Bibles have seven fewer books than Catholic ones. These are books that were in all Bibles from the 4th. to the 16th. century. They are: Tobias, Baruch, Judith, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus, 1 Maccabees, 2…
We learn from the first chapters of the book of Genesis that God created a good world, a world where there was no evil or sin. However, it's important to realize that the potential for evil and sinful human behavior…
Reason #10: To Follow the Commands of God, Jesus, and the ChurchThe third of the Ten Commandments given to Moses by God is, "Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day." Christians observe Sunday as a day of worship and rest…
The drive to omit any expression of religion from public schools and from the public square is especially apparent during the Christmas season. For example, religious Christmas carols are rarely sung during public school programs. And, the traditional greeting "Merry…
Why did the Scribes and Pharisees have Jesus put to death? The world's version of Christ would never have been put to death. A consistent picture of Christ emerges from secular sources, from references to Him in the secular media,…
My friend (we'll call him Bob) has a problem with the Church's "authoritarianism." In particular, he suspects the Church's creeds. For Bob, they are secret passwords which, if you say them while stupidly bobbing your head "yes," allow you into…
One of the unfortunate effects of human sin and of the weird and fractured borderline between the sacred and the secular in postmodern culture is that the word "tithe" provokes reactions ranging from the skeptic's cry "The whole thing's a…
Most people are naturally self-centered. We want to be self-sufficient and in control of our lives. We don't want anyone telling us what to do. However, in times of difficulty and hardship we may turn to God and seek His…
In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan that hit the Philippines on 8 November, 2013, flattening the cities of Tacloban and Leyte as it roared and raged with a one minute sustained velocity of 196 miles per hour, spanning a width…
As a priest I have over these past twenty-five years and more prepared not a few couples for marriage and assisted at their nuptials I have seen them hand in hand walking as if on a cloud, gliding down the…
Listen ............... My friend, yes, I call you my friend.... You are my friend, because I came to be your friend. The religious leaders condemned me because of my friends! You didn't choose me; no, I have chosen you. I…
Listen ............... My child, you are very precious to me. While I walked the earth, I wasn't at all fully aware of what God's plan was for me, for you, for the world. The only thing of which I was…
Listen ............... My dear dear child, you whom I have loved from the very beginning. It was in total love you were created, just as it is my wish that all my children might be pro-created in love. I am…
Listen ............... How do I speak to you in words that you understand? The Father and Jesus sent me to complete the work of salvation, and I can effect that only through you. You are my voice, my hands, my…
Last Autumn was the tenth anniversary of the Church of England’s vote to ordain women as priests. In the hubbub of such a historic decision a little detail was missed…
I walked along the Tiber this morning, scattered along my path were heaps of blossoms all scorched, dried and reduced to dust. No one even bothered to notice them. And yet, only a few days back, these very blossoms were…
William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, Church of England said this: “Worship is the submission of all of our nature to God. It is the quickening of conscience by His holiness, nourishment of mind by His truth, purifying of imagination by…
In Dostoyevski's great novel, "The Brothers Karamazov", we read: "The learned ones of this world...(have) examined everything heavenly that has been bequeathed to us in sacred books, and, after hard analysis...have absolutely nothing left...Their blindness is even worthy of wonder...Even…
The secular world likes to think of morality as something that one has to prove to oneself before adopting it. It likes to think that those who have proved to themselves that abortion, fornication, theft, sodomy, and contraception are wrong,…
Anyone who believes in me, will do the same works I do, and even greater works, because I am going to my Father. (John 14:12) This promise must have made a profound impression on the apostles. They had seen Jesus…
Everyone who believes in me will have eternal life. (John 3:15) I entitled this series Jesus Said It… and I believe Him. When I read this promise, I repeated those words of the title to myself. It is a simple,…
Those who believe in me will place their hands on the sick, and heal them. (Mark 16:18) This promise is listed below in its entirety. The full promise speaks of casting out devils, speaking new languages, handling snakes, drinking poison,…
Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live again. (John 11:25) This is a promise that is certainly well worth taking to heart. A promise that transcends death, and that gives certain assurances for beyond the grave,…
Those who believe in me will never thirst. (John 6:35) There is a thirst, as much as a hunger, within the human heart, and it can never be satisfied apart from God. "You have made us for yourself, O Lord,…
All who trust me will no longer be in the darkness. (John 12:46) St. John's gospel has wonderful contrasts between light and darkness, life and death, good and evil. Jesus is seen as a light that came into the darkness…
Many people are proud of their intelligence quotient. If they are considered highly intelligent and obtain distinctions in school and college, the chances are that they will obtain lucrative employment…
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