Church & Sacraments

Thomas Aquinas’ Eucharistic Heart and Hymn

2021-09-08T18:15:38+00:00July 18th, 2021|Church & Sacraments, TRUTH, VIDEO, Virgin Mary & Saints|

Brother Reginald, the personal assistant to St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1275), once spied the great theologian in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. According to Brother Reginald’s account, Thomas was agonizing over whether he had written accurately of the central mystery of our faith, the Eucharist, and was presenting his concerns to the Lord. At that [...]

The Clothes Make the Man

2021-05-16T15:14:52+00:00May 16th, 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 [...]

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 [...]

Not Just Any Old Codex

2020-11-24T19:08:48+00:00May 14th, 2020|Church & Sacraments, Scripture, TRUTH|

What is a “codex”, you ask? Good question. In simplest terms, it’s a book. Hold on! That is true, but it doesn’t quite explain the full reality of an ancient codex, precisely when we're talking about the famous Codex Sinaiticus, which has special significance for those of us who read the Bible. (When you [...]

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