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Racism Isn’t Systemic in America – Corruption Is

By |2020-08-04T16:04:40+00:00August 4th, 2020|

There is almost nothing happening in American cities and capitals today that is honest. The claim of unrepentant, systemic racism is the spark that has lit the fire of the current social unrest. We’re told that racism is so deeply rooted in our nation’s consciousness that America is irredeemable.  That is an atrocious lie.  Racism [...]

The Terrible Effects of Eucharistic Deprivation

By |2020-07-16T18:19:46+00:00July 16th, 2020|

Padre Pio once remarked that the world could more readily exist without the sun than without the Eucharist. What a remarkable statement. It is imperative, therefore, to take account of what we gain from the great gift of the Eucharist in our lives and also what we lose due to the terrible effects of [...]

Land of the Free Home of the Frightened

By |2020-05-05T13:28:48+00:00May 5th, 2020|

One day last week I went on my daily run, which takes me down a long street where many people walk their dogs and get exercise. As I approached a lady who was trailing behind a cute little dog, I asked if I could pet him. The lady turned on me with a look of [...]

This Article is Not About the Coronavirus

By |2020-05-04T13:34:10+00:00May 4th, 2020|

Are you tired yet of all the “all Coronavirus, all of the time” news coverage? I certainly am! Well, here’s some relief: this article is not about the Coronavirus. It’s about what comes after. Mom's Sage Advice My mom was a perceptive observer of humanity. Often, when one of her children would have a problem [...]

Saint Joseph the Worker          

By |2020-05-01T00:35:15+00:00May 1st, 2020|

St. Joseph is the friend and ally of all believers: he is the patriarch of God’s holy people, the saint of workers, and the patron of the Universal Church. We owe much to his constant patronage. Only in heaven will we really see how fully the silent saint has interceded for our welfare. Above all, [...]

Holy Saturday in the Company of the Blessed Virgin

By |2020-04-09T15:16:36+00:00April 9th, 2020|

Our Lady Before the Tomb Oh, my Son! My Son! Jesus, my Son! “Why have you abandoned me?” My soul is forlorn, once widowed, twice bereaved, alone among many. The world is bereft of all comfort. The rock that covers your place of rest, Jesus, my Son! Is harder than the hardest diamond, stronger than [...]

Mary Untier of Knots, Our Recourse in Temptation

By |2020-03-07T12:49:45+00:00March 7th, 2020|

Temptations from the devil are instruments in God’s hands to strengthen the spiritual dimension of the human person, namely, the human mind and will. The sacred humanity of Jesus Christ had to submit to temptation because He chose to experience everything human. Our Lady was united to Him spiritually during His temptations and stands by [...]

We Need Temptation for Spiritual Growth

By |2020-03-05T12:56:34+00:00March 5th, 2020|

If you’re not tempted to violate your core values from time to time, you’re not growing in the most important dimension of your being: your spirit. Actually, we need temptation for spiritual growth. That is its purpose, and that is why God allows us to be tempted. Biblical Precedent If you don’t believe me, just [...]

Our Lady’s Victory over Anxiety

By |2020-02-02T19:40:09+00:00February 2nd, 2020|

The parents of Jesus must have felt some apprehension when they brought the Christ Child to present Him to the Lord in the Temple (a feast day we celebrate on February 2nd). Would He be accepted or rejected? Yet, in that moment of clarity and grace, the parents of the Messiah were released from anxiety [...]

God Will Never Forgive Me For What I’ve Done

By |2020-02-02T01:39:27+00:00February 2nd, 2020|

 “God will never forgive me for what I’ve done.” This is often the desolate, hopeless cry of a woman who made a decision to abort her child. The people and circumstances that led to that decision years earlier matter little to her when she thinks about the event now. Even if she was coerced into [...]