Welcome to mid- August. It’s hot outside. Kids and parents are gearing up for back to school and the Church celebrates an important holiday. The word “holiday” means “holy day” and that brings us to a significant holy day of obligation in the Church’s calendar – The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Now, the … More How We Can Know That Mary was Assumed into Heaven
My wife and I recently took a relaxing vacation in Hawaii on the island of Maui. On our first Sunday there we found a local Catholic parish – St. Theresa. Upon entering the mass, we learned that the Bishop of Honolulu announced that day (July 9th) Catholics in the islands were commemorating the 190th anniversary … More The Church in Paradise
One of the main reasons people refuse to follow the teachings in Catholicism is because they are too addicted to the pop culture. And, in case you haven’t figured out the obvious, the teaching in Catholicism and the teaching in the pop culture is about as opposite as you can get. In short, the reason … More What does it mean to be free?
There is a poem about two ships passing in the night. In the poem, the passing ships tell the reader about two people who see each other for the first time and only for a short duration and then part ways, disappearing into the vastness of the earth. The poet is telling readers that such … More How to talk to Protestants about Mary
In part 1 of this article, we outlined the Islamic terrorist problem. Before looking at a solution to a problem, one needs to understand the problem. Therefore, if you haven’t read part 1, click here to get a full understanding of the problem. Given that the evidence shows that foreign terrorists carry out their evil attacks … More Part II – Trump, Refugees, and Catholics
Unless you’ve been living in a cave you’re probably aware of the controversy spinning around from President Trump’s executive order to temporarily restrict refugee entrance from 7 Middle Eastern nations into the U.S. for fear of a potential terrorist attack. Now, the Catholic Church does not endorse this recent executive order and many Catholics are … More Trump, Refugees, and Catholics
Probably the most underrated component in life is water. Any scientist will tell you that without water, human life is virtually impossible. Water is so simple and so humble, yet it packs so much power. Two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen – H2O. With this equation comes one of the most essential elements of … More Water- so simple yet so powerful
When it comes to the Christmas season, our perception is that of a time when people are filled with cheer, peace, and tend to be in a merry mood. However, the reality reveals that Christmas sadly showcases the inner depression of humanity. Not only does the Christmas season bring out long lines, impatient travelers, and … More What is the real Christmas story?
Bob Dylan recently won the Nobel Prize for literature. This award is given to artists who showcase a profound meaning in their writings. I’m no songwriter, but I like to pick the brain of the songwriters here in Nashville because I find their work intriguing. Often songwriters will tell me that song writing is a … More Bob Dylan and The Bible
Halloween is a curious phenomenon, isn’t it? An annual holiday, sanctioned and monitored by local governments all over the country, that celebrates death with a creepy display of ghosts, corpses, headstones, and skeletons. What gives? Where does such a “celebration” come from in the human psyche? Many fundamental Christians will declare that Halloween is a … More Halloween is a Religious Holiday?