In a recent episode of the podcast BackStory, host Ed Ayers presents his co-hosts with a puzzle. He gives them three different visions of the future and asks: What do they all have in common? Two guys, Mike Donovan and … Continued
Life in the modern world seems safe and reliable. The lights turn on when I flip a switch, my house stays warm, the internet works, and my garage door opens when I push the button. It works so often that … Continued
God’s Not Dead was one of the “Christian” movies this year. It’s about a young man whose atheist professor begins every freshman philosophy class by having the students sign a declaration that God is Dead. Josh (Shane Harper) refuses to … Continued
—– Part 3 of 3 —– Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return. (Genesis 3:19) The Church earnestly recommends that the pious custom of burying the bodies of the deceased be observed; nevertheless, the Church does not … Continued
—– Part 2 of 3 —– Christ the Lord already reigns through the Church, but all the things of this world are not yet subjected to him. The triumph of Christ’s kingdom will not come about without one last assault … Continued
—– Part 1 of 3 —– “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin “They say death and taxes are the only things that are inevitable. The truth is, you can … Continued
Regular readers will know that I keep my eye on modern technology. I like to think I’m pretty tech-savvy, at least for a priest. So imagine my surprise when I went computer shopping at Best Buy and had no idea where … Continued
What is a podcast? A Podcast is an iPod broadcast. A Podcast is like a radio show, but instead of broadcasting over the radio it uses an internet link called a “feed.” The feed contains a list of the shows and … Continued
The Christian life is a joyful life. We need to learn to live in joy by savoring the good moments, and by looking past the difficult moments with trust that good things are coming. So many people do exactly the opposite: they wallow in the sufferings and look past the joys because they are certain difficult times are coming. When people are unhappy, they can try to steal the joy from others, and a good example of this is How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
The Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge reminds us not to depend on the things of this world. This world sees hunger and poverty as the biggest problems, but God sees that selfishness is the real problem. The poor and needy are not an inconvenience but an opportunity — they help us cross the bridge from the side of selfishness to the side of selflessness. Mr. Leo Frigo shows us the way.
I do not claim that Angelina Jolie’s announcement that she had a double mastectomy is the most important story of the week. An excellent commentary on this has been published in On The Square over at First Things, so I … Continued