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
I'm an odd-ball. I'm an odd-ball in the fact that, while the majority of Catholic priests would rather do a funeral than a wedding, I am a Catholic priest who loves weddings. I love weddings, not only because they are a joyous occasion, but because it is an opportunity. You are meeting two people at one of the happiest moments of their lives, and in that happiness they want that happiness to last, and that is the Churches opportunity to help them in that endeavor.
But opposed to our…Continue