What is a Saint, and Who Goes to Heaven?

This past weekend, the Catholic Church enjoyed a rare celebration of the canonization of two of it's former leaders, John XXIII (left) and John Paul II (right). In the ceremony, both men were recognized and publicly proclaimed as saints. We understand that sainthood for an individual bestows upon them some special designation and title, but … Continue reading What is a Saint, and Who Goes to Heaven?

Book Review: Killing Jesus

A few months ago, I finished reading Bill O'Reilly's outstanding work "Killing Lincoln" about the assassination of the 16th President of the United States and the events surrounding and leading up to that event. The book was so well written and informative that it inspired me to purchase for my Kindle his other two similar … Continue reading Book Review: Killing Jesus

Lenten sacrifice

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the holy Christian season covering approximately six weeks until Easter.During the Lenten season, Christians traditionally prepare for Easter through a process of increased prayer, penance, and sacrifice.Of course, we are all supposed to be praying regularly, asking repentance and making atonement for our sins, and finding ways to … Continue reading Lenten sacrifice

The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed

In the final moments of one of television's greatest dramatic series of all-time, "Lost", the character of Ben Linus finds himself in a situation that sums up our understanding of purgatory very well. He is just not ready to join the rest and move on into the light. Ben is left on the outside of … Continue reading The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed