St. Valentine’s Day: Holy Days and Cultural Celebrations
Several Christian holidays have been divorced from their original meaning and are now secular cultural holidays. As Christians, we should continue how we can reclaim St. Valentine’s Day as a day to celebrate God’s love as well as romantic love.
John the Baptist, Jesus, and Justices: Some Thoughts Regarding the Supreme Court’s Abortion Ruling
Last week’s Supreme Court ruling overturned Roe v. Wade on the Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist. The Christian Church has historically recognized the fetus in the womb as a living human being whose life should be protected.
Ascension, Visitation, Pentecost: A Pro-Life Perspective Revisited
This article is based on a homily I shared yesterday at my church’s monthly Liturgy for the Preborn outside Planned Parenthood in Hempstead, NY. Since the feasts of Ascension, Visitation, and Pentecost were occurring close together, it provided an opportunity to reflect on how these three events in the life of Christ and the Church…
Christ’s Ascension: Eternal Hope in a Chaotic World
He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead (The Apostle’s Creed).
Faith, Righteousness, Rights, and Hard Times
We do not prove our faith by twisting Scriptures to explain why we should be comfortable. Faith is validated when we persevere during trials, tribulations, and persecution. We do not prove our faith when life is easy, claim our blessings, attend church, post Bible verses online, or celebrate our comforts. We show our faith when…