The Incomparable Codex Vaticanus

2020-10-02T20:43:44+00:00September 15th, 2020|Scripture, TRUTH|

If you were to ask a “bible only” Catholic-basher if he owns a hand-written copy of the bible in Greek dating back to the fourth century AD, he may be quite confused. A bible…uh…in Greek? Even sincere “bible only” believers may never have thought about where the bible actually came from. Your question may [...]

The Grace of Doing One Thing at a Time

2020-07-08T02:32:24+00:00May 16th, 2020|Prayer & Spirituality, TRUTH|

Sometimes…it isn’t worry that causes us to focus on the future, but the hope of something better or happier…. We may spend our whole lives waiting to live. Thus we risk not fully accepting the reality of our present lives. Yet, what guarantee is there that we won’t be disappointed when the long-awaited time [...]

Good Enough for Government Work

2020-06-06T15:43:50+00:00May 16th, 2020|TRUTH, Truthful Humor|

Some years ago, I had an employee who was not pulling his weight, and his position was critical to the organization. As I kept warning him about his failure to perform his job, our working relationship became strained and began to decline. Things were getting bad and I had to do something, so I decided [...]

Not Just Any Old Codex

2020-07-08T02:35:40+00:00May 14th, 2020|Scripture, TRUTH|

What is a “codex”, you ask? Good question. In simplest terms, it’s a book. There you have it. Hold on! While that is true, it doesn’t quite explain the full and wonderful reality of an ancient codex, particularly when we are talking about the famous Codex Sinaiticus, which has special significance for those of [...]

The Angel Who Ordered an Emergency Baptism

2020-07-08T02:27:33+00:00May 14th, 2020|Church & Sacraments, TRUTH|

Do angels intervene in sacraments? We know from our earliest instructions in the faith that angels exist and are concerned about our welfare. Anyone who has learned the traditional Guardian Angel Prayer (“Angel of God”) knows that they are sent “to light, to guard, to rule and guide” us throughout life. (See the text [...]

Ultimate Trust in God

2020-07-08T02:38:02+00:00May 14th, 2020|Faith & Mysticism, TRUTH|

One day in a big city, the managers of a supermarket looked at their profit-loss sheets and discovered that they were losing business to their local competitors. They knew they had to figure out some way to generate more interest in the store and increase sales. They settled on the idea of holding a [...]

Pie Jesu – From the Mystical Heart of Gabriel Fauré

2020-07-08T02:43:12+00:00March 13th, 2020|God & Jesus Christ, TRUTH|

The incomparable lyric soprano, Kathleen Battle, performs this version of Gabriel Fauré’s Pie Jesu from the Requiem, which he completed in 1890. First, a word about the French creator of this soul-stirring piece. Gabriel Fauré was one of the premier composers and directors of the late 19th and early 20th centuries though, surprisingly, he [...]