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Contributed on Jul 8, 2020
We can look to the past, either in the Scriptures or in our own country’s history, and discover that when we repent of our sin and cry to Our Lord, He always answers.
Plague Year Homilies: David and the Census The second book of Samuel, which recounts the life and rule of King David, ends with several passages we would call “appendices,” because they appear to be tacked on by the editors of the book. It’s either difficult to put them into the history, or they ...read more
Contributed on Jul 4, 2020
What is the end we are pursuing as a nation as we work our way out of this prison?
Tuesday of the 14th Week in Course 2020 Plague Year Homilies The prophet Hosea saw more clearly than many of the other Israelite prophets that the many problems facing the breakaway kingdom of Israel boiled down to infidelity. The covenant that God had made with them in the desert hundreds of ...read more
Contributed on Jun 27, 2020
What Matthew records of the prophecy given by Jesus about persecutions has been lived out somewhere in the world in every century since the Resurrection.
Tuesday of the 13th week in Course 2020 The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church Today’s news is troubling, and we fear that tomorrow’s will be even worse. Mobs of misinformed and misled millennials have been rampaging across the urban landscapes, tearing down monuments to long-dead role models ...read more
Contributed on Jun 25, 2020
Jesus challenged His disciples–and that means not just the original ones but us today–to build His Church on solid rock
Thursday of the 12th Week in Course 2020 Logos is Solid Rock Rock or sand? Where do you build your house? On a solid foundation or on shifting sand? The listeners who heard Jesus’s words here probably had or knew someone who had built on a poor subsurface. After all, the region of Palestine is in ...read more
Contributed on Jun 21, 2020
Is this pandemic God’s judgement against us? I am reluctant to say it, but what else can it be? It certainly ought to wake up all Americans to our responsibilities to restore goodness to our land.
Gideon, Scientist Here in the Book of Judges, we see a very sad history. It’s not unlike some of the ages in our nation’s history, including the one we are laboring in today. Time after time we read that “The people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord; and the Lord gave them into ...read more
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Contributed on Mar 21, 2020
Children, as Jesus said, Don't be afraid. Your family is probably founded on some kind of faith. Listen to your parents and other adults whom you trust, and know that nearly everyone is working hard to get us through this trouble. ? In fifty years you will remember this crisis as one of the ...read more
Contributed on Jun 8, 2013
"Now a man can scarcely arrive at the needed sense of responsibility, unless his living conditions allow him to become conscious of his dignity, and to rise to his destiny by spending himself for God and for others. But human freedom is often crippled when a man encounters extreme poverty just as ...read more
Contributed on Apr 26, 2013
ERROR VS. PERSON IN ERROR This love and good will, to be sure, must in no way render us indifferent to truth and goodness. Indeed love itself impels the disciples of Christ to speak the saving truth to all men. But it is necessary to distinguish between error, which always merits repudiation, ...read more
Contributed on Mar 16, 2013
Only in freedom can man direct himself toward goodness. Our contemporaries make much of this freedom and pursue it eagerly; and rightly to be sure. Often however they foster it perversely as a license for doing whatever pleases them, even if it is evil. For its part, authentic freedom is an ...read more