God’s Strong Hand and The Presentation

God’s Strong Hand 2 February 2023 The Presentation  Today in the secular world (at least in the United States) we observe the venerable tradition of Groundhog Day.  This event involves allowing an earth-dwelling rodent to forecast our weather for the next few weeks. It’s just a fun bit of nonsense, and yet our media outlets pay […]

 A Sin is a Sin: St. Thomas and Conscience 

In other words, a sin is a sin is a sin, and whatever we may think, it’s still a sin.  As Catholics, we have ample means of knowing the Moral Law, and therefore have no excuse for disobeying it. 

Human Trafficking, Love & St. Vitalis

Human Trafficking, Love & St. Vitalis 11 Jan 2023 When a man dies, his life is revealed. Call no man happy before his death, for by how he ends a man is known.  (Sirach 11:27-28) Human Trafficking Prostitution sometimes hides under the phrase “the world’s oldest profession.” There’s some truth in that expression, in that the […]

We Three Kings: Music for Epiphany

We Three Kings “We Three Kings of Orient Are . . .”  Is there anyone out there who doesn’t know this song? It’s easily the most familiar hymn associated with Epiphany, at least as it’s celebrated in the Western Church. I wrote more extensively about Epiphany itself in my post on Janauary 6th, the traditional date […]

Epiphany – Faith vs. Power

We can learn a lot from the faith of the Magi.  How often do we, who have the full revelation of Jesus Christ and his Gospel, instead seek our own worldly agenda, following the example of miserable King Herod?

12th Day of Christmas – The Christmas Tree Points to Christ 

The Christmas Tree, 5 January 2023 12th Day of Christmas Merry Christmas on this, the 12th Day of Christmas!  Today is the last of my daily “Twelve Days of Christmas” posts. While today doesn’t mark the end of the Official Christmas Season, we are nearing its end.  In an earlier post, I described the season as […]