I know it’s a tough time for a lot of folks but Christmastime transcends our worldly cares. Feel the spirit. It will carry us through. This is a whimsical little jingle I wrote over the past few days on LMMS, which is a totally free music production suite. I intentionally chose a sort of rinky-dink… Read More Christmastime in the city… Christmastime in the air…
Quite a few years ago I was discerning a possible vocation to become a Catholic priest. That may surprise some of you but honestly, I have never experienced anything close to the light and love I have encountered within Catholicism. And since I was not born a Catholic, naturally I would consider the priesthood after… Read More Double Take – Integrity of Heart from a Catholic perspective
Persecution against Chinese Christians has reached a new level. Christian villagers have been ordered by the Chinese government to renounce their faith and instead worship the country’s communist government leaders, Christian Today reports. Authorities visited Linfen and Shanxi in April 2020 to instruct residents receiving welfare benefits they were to remove all crosses and replace… Read More Poor Christians in China told to replace religious symbols with government portraits – CHVNradio
Hi Folks, I didn’t blog anything yesterday because I was watching a sci-fi flick on TV. And then I worked on a piece of music that is really giving me a hard time. First, it sounded too distorted. I fixed that. Then the piano sounded too thin and metallic. I’m still working on that. It’s… Read More Watch “Good Friday 2020: Stations of the Cross” on YouTube | Opinion
By Ngozi Nwoke Does it pay to be a Christian? What kind of life should a person expect having identified with Jesus? When people consider the Christian suffering, they shudder; but the truth is that Christians suffer for two basic reasons. This article explains these two reasons why Christians suffer. Remember the word that I said… Read More The Two Basic Reasons Why Christians Suffer
A very disturbing piece of news from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, a Catholic college:We posted yesterday a series of ads to Facebook to promote our online MA Theology and MA Catecheti Source: Christianity: Too Violent For Facebook | The American Conservative
Imagine Thomas Merton Teaching You a Class on Christian Mysticism… https://t.co/hdaRPJVYT7 #Catholic #religious #mysticism — earthpages.org (@earthpages) September 11, 2017 Was Thomas Merton really a great mystic, as indicated above? When I think of great Catholic mystics people like St. Faustina Kowalska come to mind. She was so busy suffering for others and having daily… Read More Was Thomas Merton a great mystic?
https://t.co/dEwLLbhDGH — earthpages.org (@earthpages) April 30, 2017 Today’s tweeted story got me thinking about sacrifice and service. So many people find themselves in situations where they feel called to make sacrifices. If this truly is a call from God, then it’s a beautiful thing that usually bears fruit in unexpected ways. But there might be… Read More Sacrifice, Service and “The Holy Helper”
Jerusalem – "The nonpareil of beauty, the pride of the whole earth!" ~ Jeremiah vs. "A hole in the corner" ~ Cicero #perspective #history pic.twitter.com/URLhnHW1et — earthpages.org (@earthpages) March 19, 2017 This morning I was reading Daily Life in Palestine at the Time of Christ and came across these two quotes (tweeted above). It made me… Read More EP Today – In the dark or the light?
By Gerry Legister When a person like Judas dies his character lives on in other individuals, who are portraying symptoms of those same characteristic traits, they are reborn all over again with similar deep rooted guile. Jesus answered them, “I chose you, the Twelve, didn’t I? Yet one of you is a devil.” John 6:70… Read More Living in the shadow of Judas