Tau Cross Confessional in the Church of Mary over Minerva, Assisi, Italy
Through my career as a chaplain in the Army I heard more than a few people say: God cannot forgive me. The people who said this had a wide range of offenses that they believed were unforgivable by God. There were cases of sexual Continue reading
It is important to remember while studying the Bible that in the New Testament we have a record (sometimes direct and sometimes indirect – today’s example is indirect) of Jesus Continue reading
Medical Professionals do not always appreciate the insertion of faith into a patient’s care plan. At the same time, there are members of both the clergy and laity that do not fully appreciate medical professionals – particularly those in the field of mental health.
This is terribly unfortunate and short-sighted. What does faith have to do with healing? Continue reading
A few weeks back I saw on the back of a car a giant window decal that covered the back glass. These are relatively common and are often various sports or other corporate logos. This one was different.
The decal said – Created to Be Hated.
What a tragic Continue reading
The Eighth Station of the Cross – Jesus Speaks to the Women
Not long ago Continue reading
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It is Memorial Day, 2017, and it is raining. On Memorial Day, 1986 it was raining. I remember because I was holding the United States Colors as a wreath was laid in honor of those Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines who have given their lives for our country. We placed the wreath at the grave of Private First Class Milton Olive, 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate), who, on the 22nd of October 1965 sacrificed his life in an act of incredible gallantry. His citation reads: Continue reading
It is the 26th of March 2017. The 4th Sunday of Lent and the day after the celebration of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – the day when the Church recognizes the angel coming to Mary and telling her that she would bring Jesus – the Son of God the Father – the Messiah – the Christ – into the world.
In Lent, we turn our eyes to the coming Crucifixion. For six weeks, Continue reading
What is it that makes boxing films so appealing? Sports films, in general, tend to do well at the box office, but boxing films tend to be real blockbusters. The answer is rather simple. We like boxing films because we like to see Continue reading
People typically do not think much of water. One of the great benefits of living in a western country is a seemingly endless supply of clean water to drink, bath in, Continue reading
I was recently travelling and stayed in a hotel. My typical routine in a hotel is to get up early, get a cup of coffee, and have my time of morning prayer. On this, my most recent hotel stay, the paper cup had a message printed on its side. “Coffee is the Best Reward.”
To say it was a bit of a collision between priorities is an understatement. Continue reading