Big News for Archeology and for Christendom: Tomb of Apostle Philip Uncovered in Turkey

He’s kind of like the “Come and See” Saint.-- Philip brought to Jesus his friend Nathaniel who, along with Philip, dropped what he was doing and became a follower of Christ.-- He brought to Jesus the boy with a basket of food, and so witnessed the miracle of the loaves and fishes.-- And Philip wanted to see for himself—so he asked Jesus, at the Last Supper, to show him the Father. *     *     *     *     * The archeological world has been abuzz this week with the news that the tomb of the a … [Read more...]

On His Feastday, A Litany to St. Thomas More

Litany of St. Thomas More, Martyr and Patron Saint of Statesmen, Politicians and LawyersV. Lord, have mercy R. Lord have mercy V. Christ, have mercy R. Christ have mercy V. Lord, have mercy R. Lord have mercy V. Christ hear us R. Christ, graciously hear us V. St. Thomas More, Saint and Martyr, R. Pray for us (Repeat after each invocation) St. Thomas More, Patron of Statesmen, Politicians and Lawyers St. Thomas More, Patron of Justices, Judges and Magistrates St. Thomas More, Model of Integrity … [Read more...]

HOW CAN I UNDERSTAND, UNLESS SOMEONE INSTRUCTS ME? The Ethiopian On Your Street

Today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 8:26-40) recounts the story of the Ethiopian eunuch. This guy was a powerful officer in the court of the queen, in charge of her entire treasury.  He was riding along through the desert in his chariot, reading the prophet Isaiah, when Philip—who had been prompted by an angel to catch up with the chariot—strode up alongside the eunuch and asked, “Do you understand what you’re reading?” “How can I understand,” asked the eunuch, “unless I have … [Read more...]


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