Christ is King of All . . . Even The Holidays

So Paul, standing in the middle of the Areopagus, said: “Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious.  For as I passed along, and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, “To an unknown god.”  What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to […]

For Such A Time As This: Powers, Principalities & The Culture Wars

The Culture Wars      I really don’t want to be a culture warrior.  I’m willing to bet that you probably don’t want to be one, either.  It seems, however, that there’s no hiding from the escalating clash of Weltanschauungen that’s invading every corner of our culture. Formerly neutral spaces, from bakeries to professional sports, have become battle fields. […]

Keep the “Hallowed” in Halloween

We have forgotten Christ’s Victory, and so are left with only Death and Corruption, apparently unchallenged. A society that celebrates death and corruption for its own sake is, I submit, a society in deep, deep trouble.

Put Not Your Trust in Princes, or, The Autumn of Our Discontent

“My kingdom is not of this world,” Jesus says to Pontius Pilate (John 18:36). Our journey to that kingdom lies along a via dolorosa in this one: we can depend upon the powers of this world to save us no more than Jesus could rely on Pilate to save him from Calvary.

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Spiritual Warrior

St. Ignatius urges us to “Find God in All Things”, which is one of the major themes of his Spiritual Exercises and Ignatian Spirituality in general.  St. Thérèse, it seems to me, takes that a step further and asks us to then serve God in all things.