Six days after Governor Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act heard ’round the world into law, the bishops of Indianapolis respond with a statement. Would you believe on April Fools’ Day? [Read more…]
I’ve been reading Giovanni Papini’s Life of Christ some more. My Chinese mentor, John C.H. Wu, introduced this book, and author, to me. You’ve probably never heard of Papini (I sure hadn’t!) but he was a well known author back in the early 20th Century. Come to think of it, that was ’round about the same time G.K. Chesterton was pumping out tons of great stuff from his pen/typewriter too. [Read more…]
Remember chanting the antiphon “O Adonai” a few weeks ago? We translate Adonai as LORD, which is substituted for YHWH, the unpronounceable name of God.
Well in the case of Our Lord Jesus, there is more, much more, than I ever knew than I did before I became a Catholic. Today, as you can see from the liturgical calendar, we celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus.
Now might be a good time to explore the question, What’s in a name? [Read more…]
Pope Francis Says “Don’t Treat The Church Like A Business.” This Means It Has To Be Run Better Than A Business
Whoa, Frank. Are you putting words in Pope Francis’s mouth?
No, dear reader. I’m just telling it like it is. You know how some folks can wax eloquent about truth, goodness, and beauty, and how the Church should make better art, etc? I have no skills in the fine arts, so I generally don’t write about such things. [Read more…]
Relish your victories well, fellow citizen. Savor them. Bubble over with enthusiasm for the new day dawning like it’s Morning In America. Remember? [Read more…]