Category: Faith/Spirituality

Christ the King: King of Hearts, King of the Universe

Praise be to Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe! The Feast of Christ the King, which we celebrate today, is a fairly recent addition to the liturgical calendar.  It was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925.  The encyclical Quas Primas (On the Feast of Christ the King), explains the reasons for establishing…

Heaven: its a party you don't want to miss! Come to the Wedding Feast.

Everyone has their own concept of heaven. What do the scriptures tell us awaits for us in the afterlife? A Wedding Feast! The Father has prepared a wedding banquet with food and drink that satisfies our deepest hunger.  The Father begs us to come to the feast.  He has prepared the choicest food and has…

Those Crazy Catholics Are At It Again: Marian Consecration

As Catholics we do some pretty weird things.  We eat flesh and blood as the central act of our worship.  We venerate the body parts of Holy people.   We walk around one day a year with ashes on our foreheads. But the thing that most non-Catholics do not get is our love for Mary.…

Freedom: what is it and are we living it?

Freedom has become such an ideal that it is almost idolized. Have we lost sight of freedom’s true meaning? Tomorrow we celebrate Independence Day.  I would like to offer you some points to meditate on while preparing for this holiday.
In light of our unhealthy obsession with autonomy and individualism, why are we celebrating independence and division?

The Wedding Feast: It's a party you don't want to miss!

The Wedding Feast of the Lamb

“The Adoration of the Lamb” by Jan van Eyck, 1432

The Father prepares a wedding feast with food and drink that satisfies our deepest hunger.  The Father begs us to come to the feast.  He prepares the choicest food and has saves the best wine for last.  The food at this banquet will never run out and we will never hunger or thirst again.  He implores us “come to the feast.”