April 27, 2019

The most astonishingly pitch-perfect mashup by a fan ever made. Read more

April 26, 2019

Steven and I have had a long-running gag “fight” going on about super-hero movies vs. totes adorbs little animals like these: or these: I go for the hearts and flowers because I care so much and have a soul as big as all outdoors. He defends supers with sophistry. I am plainly right. He is plainly wrong. But seriously, I’m a fan of the MCU and think Stan Lee and Co. have given us a… well, a marvelous gift in… Read more

April 25, 2019

She’s a far better disciple of Jesus than I am. Read more

April 24, 2019

Here’s a piece I just published with St. Anthony Messenger: Recently, Al Gore remarked, “I’m a Protestant, but I’ll tell you, because of Pope Francis, I really could become a Catholic.” His reason was not far to seek: “Now I was taught in my church that the purpose of life is to glorify God and if we are heaping contempt on God’s creation, then we’re not living up to the duty that God is calling us to. And so this… Read more

April 23, 2019

There are, in fact, a number of passages in the Old Testament which could be seen as foreshadows of the Resurrection.  For instance, the archetypal Third Day in the Creation narrative of Genesis tells us: And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that… Read more

April 22, 2019

The Resurrection is a work of God the Blessed Trinity.  All three Persons of the Godhead are involved and, as in all things, all three Persons operate in perfect harmony to accomplish it.  The Father “raised up” Christ his Son (Acts 2:24, 32). The Son declares, “I lay down my life, that I may take it again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and… Read more

April 21, 2019

Sonnet for Easter We are not damned for, but by, our sin. It was not God, but Judas, in pride, who twisted the straight rope, making his skin proof against mercy, bottling inside it a god of self who dealt out the curse. Peter, thrice the traitor Judas had been, sick unto death with cowardice and nursed with the gall of shame, would not take God’s pen and strike his own name from the Book of Life. Christ risen owed… Read more

April 20, 2019

Limbo by Sister Mary Ada The ancient greyness shifted Suddenly and thinned Like mist upon the moors Before a wind. An old, old prophet lifted A shining face and said: “He will be coming soon. The Son of God is dead; He died this afternoon.” A murmurous excitement stirred All souls. They wondered if they dreamed – Save one old man who seemed Not even to have heard. And Moses, standing, Hushed them all to ask If any had a… Read more

April 19, 2019

We are meant to feel that his life was in that sense a sort of love affair with death, a romance of the pursuit of the ultimate sacrifice. From the moment when the star goes up like a birthday rocket, to the moment when the sun is extinguished like a funeral torch, the whole story moves on wings with the speed and direction of a drama, ending in an act beyond words. Therefore the story of Christ is the story… Read more

April 18, 2019

Holy Thursday: ‘Twas on a Holy Thursday, their innocent faces clean BY WILLIAM BLAKE Twas on a Holy Thursday their innocent faces clean, The children walking two & two in red & blue & green. Grey-headed beadles walk’d before with wands as white as snow, Till into the high dome of Paul’s they like Thames waters flow. O what a multitude they seem’d these flowers of London town. Seated in companies they sit with radiance all their own. The hum… Read more

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