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The Clothes Make the Man

2021-01-21T16:29:33+00:00January 21st, 2021|Church & Sacraments, Eucharist, GOODNESS, VIDEO|

A few years ago I had the privilege of standing in the sacristy of a Ukrainian church watching a priest friend of mine prepare for Mass. The wonderful liturgies of the Church’s eastern rites (the Byzantine, Maronite, Ukrainian and others) express a richness and complexity of worship that contrasts with the simplicity of the [...]

In The Bleak Midwinter Christ Comes to Us as Family

2020-12-26T04:24:09+00:00December 26th, 2020|God & Jesus Christ, GOODNESS, Marriage & Family|

 The 19th century poet Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) gave the world a great gift in her masterful poem about the birth of Christ, “In the Bleak Midwinter”. Certain verses of the poem are immediately familiar to most Christians through its celebrated musical setting by Gustav Holst (1874-1934). Both poet and composer were English-born despite their [...]

The Incomparable Codex Vaticanus

2020-11-24T18:35:35+00:00September 15th, 2020|Church & Sacraments, Scripture, TRUTH|

If you were to ask a “bible only” preacher 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

2020-11-28T05:06:42+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

2020-11-24T18:51:33+00:00May 16th, 2020|Intelligent Humor, TRUTH|

Some years ago, I had an employee who was not pulling his weight, and that was unfortunate because 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 [...]

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