Category: Church Calendar: Holy Days and Seasons

  • John the Baptist, Jesus, and Justices: Some Thoughts Regarding the Supreme Court’s Abortion Ruling

    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

    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 can guide and inspire our pro-life witness.

  • Christ’s Ascension: Eternal Hope in a Chaotic World

    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).

  • Easter: From Mourning to Joy and Hope

    Easter: From Mourning to Joy and Hope

    Easter celebrates the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ on the third day following His crucifixion. In His death, He triumphed over our sins. Because of His atonement on the cross, we can freely receive forgiveness and everlasting life. By His resurrection, He triumphed over death. Death does not have dominion over Him. It also does not rule over us. Death is not the end of our existence.

  • Palm Sunday and Expectations

    Palm Sunday and Expectations

    Many people worship a distorted image of Jesus. It is usually a projection of our own ideals, values, and desires. We want Him to get with our program, but that will not work. The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ is Lord. That means we need to yield to His will, not the other way around. A distorted Jesus, based on our own wishes, will eventually disappoint us.