When it comes to their faith lives, folks with a deep conviction can be extremely defensive. I've even heard some go so far as to claim that those who don't follow the same belief system and faith practices they do will even end up in hell when they die. The fact is that neither … Continue reading Sunday Sermon: Jesus Christ is the Church
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?
We're all human. We're all weak. We all yield to sins of the flesh at one time or another in our lives. We all misplace our priorities from time to time.Some of us live in a perpetual state of yielding to temptation. There are many among us who willingly commit sins, often the same ones … Continue reading At what price your soul?
Here on earth, it's the "Fall" season, and last night we were reminded of that fact with the now-annual modern rite of the "Fall Back" act of turning clocks back one hour in a return to standard time from daylight savings time.But those are not what we're going to talk about here in reference to … Continue reading The Fall
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