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?

7th Day of Christmas – Christmas is Just Beginning

Are You Sure It’s Just Beginning?  Just beginning? Does it seem like it’s just beginning . . . ? Some images never fade. I have a vivid memory of a Christmas years ago, shortly after my return to the Faith. The Christmas tree was literally hurled through the front door on the afternoon of Christmas […]

4th Day of Christmas – Holy Innocents and St. Vincent of Lerins

 It’s not that the power of the Herods, Huns, and other worldly tyrants has had no lasting effect. It’s just that their “power” doesn’t accomplish what they expect.  St. Paul again provides us with the key when he says: “We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

Epiphany: Faith v. 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?

10th Day of Christmas: The Christ Child and St. Genevieve

Merry Christmas!  Today is the 10th Day of Christmas, as we continue to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Creator as a little human child. It is helpful when we think about the meaning of  the Nativity to remember that our ancestors generally did not fully share our sentimentality towards children.