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 […]

9th Day of Christmas – God’s Ways Are Not Our Ways

 God’s Ways  God’s ways are not our ways.  We hear a lot of Isaiah through the seasons of Advent and Christmas, but the passage below expresses with particular clarity one of the most striking and curious things about Christmas: For my thoughts are not your thoughts,     neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord.For as the […]

Even Little Saints See the Face of God: St. Servulus, Tiny Tim, and the Nativity

Servulus is truly an admirable model of heroic virtue.  In spite of a lifetime of constant suffering, he was filled with gratitude to his Creator, and was completely devoted to Him, as signified by his name (Servulus means “little slave”). Moreover, despite his own absolute poverty, he was keenly aware of the need of others.

St. Nicholas: Lover, Fighter . . . or Both?

 St. Nicholas of Myra     Hang out your stockings: today, December 6th, is the feast day of St. Nicholas of Myra.  Over the last couple of centuries the modern Santa Claus has somehow developed from the figure of this 4th century bishop, but the real Saint has retained a strong devotion in both the Eastern and Western […]