Just about ten days ago I was honored to join our worthy state deputy Jon Aldrich, our worthy state warden Paul Lee, and our state worthy membership director Michael Gaspers, in addition to about a dozen other knights, at an event in Des Moines. We joined a consortium of over thirty pro-life and respect life organizations at the rotunda of the Iowa Capitol.
In the center of the capitol rotunda was a large baby crib. In it were hundreds of baby shoes, each shoe representing a…Continue
In the reading from the first letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians we find this:
Brothers and sisters:
We speak a wisdom to those who are mature,
not a wisdom of this age,
nor of the rulers of this age who are passing away.
Rather, we speak God's wisdom, mysterious, hidden,
which God predetermined before the ages for our glory,
and which none of the rulers of…
On January 22 we observe a sad anniversary, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in the United States. This is about as far away from “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” as articulated by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence as one can get.
Imagine yesterday celebrating the right to kill entirely innocent, vulnerable, and defenseless human beings. That is not a matter of pride; that is a matter of shame.
The Year of Mercy is ending, but we can still consider some of the Works of Mercy which are to be ours, both in knowledge and in practice.
Two of the Spiritual Works of Mercy are closely related, so I will consider these together. They are, to bear wrongs patiently, and to forgive offenses willingly.
Who among us has not been ‘wronged’ sometime in your life? Of course, we all feel that sometime in our life we were wronged. The next question is more challenging! Have your…Continue