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A Reflection on a Sermon of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Refuting Atheistic Materialism

January 20, 2019 3 Comments
A Reflection on a Sermon of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Refuting Atheistic Materialism

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday we commemorate on Monday, is best known as a civil rights leader who worked to end racial injustice, but he had other things to say as he preached each Sunday, first in his own assembly and later as he spoke around the country. Among his recorded sermons is […]

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Don’t Be a Liar

January 3, 2019 3 Comments
Don’t Be a Liar

At Christmas we celebrate the Word becoming Flesh, but what does this mean for us today? Fundamentally, it means that our faith is about things that are tangible. As human beings, we have bodies. We have a soul that is spiritual, but it is joined with a body that is physical and material. Hence, it […]

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On the Loss of Faith as a Cause of Our Current Crisis

November 29, 2018 12 Comments
On the Loss of Faith as a Cause of Our Current Crisis

In the Liturgy of the Hours this week, we read a remarkable attributed to St. Macarius, a bishop of the early Church. I marvel at its vivid imagery, and yet at the same time, questions arise in my mind as to the general application of the text. In effect, the text states that if the […]

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Pondering the Night of the Senses and the Paradox That We See Farther in the Darkness

November 19, 2018 1 Comment
Pondering the Night of the Senses and the Paradox That We See Farther in the Darkness

As human beings we are very visual; there is a certain demand of our flesh to see on its own terms. But of course God, who is pure spirit, will not be seen in this way. How can the human eye perceive what is spiritual? It is not designed to do so. We cannot see […]

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A Word of Encouragement from Elisha the Prophet

November 13, 2018 4 Comments
A Word of Encouragement from Elisha the Prophet

There is an old saying, “Stop telling God how big your storm is and start telling the storm how big your God is.”  In other words, we often need to shift our focus, building up our trust and confidence. Because we are so wired for fear, we tend to overestimate the power and shrewdness of […]

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The Road to Hell Is Paved with Indifference

November 5, 2018 9 Comments
The Road to Hell Is Paved with Indifference

The Gospel for Tuesday of the 31st Week features the Lucan version of the parable about a man who gave a banquet. (In the Matthew version, Jesus refers to him as a king and I will refer to him that way in this post.) When all was ready, the servants were sent out to fetch […]

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On Being the Adult in the Room

October 28, 2018 5 Comments
On Being the Adult in the Room

In the Letter to the Ephesians, from which we read at this past Saturday’s daily Mass, St. Paul has this to say: And [Christ] gave some as Apostles, others as prophets, others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers, to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry, for building up the Body of […]

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A Call To Courage from the Book of Esther

October 24, 2018 6 Comments
A Call To Courage from the Book of Esther

In the Office of the Readings, we are currently reading from the Book of Esther. At the heart of the book is a reminder that there come moments in our lives when we must stand up and be counted whatever the cost. At such times we must confront our fears, choose sides, and act with […]

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