In the late night trial of Jesus, one of the allegations the Jewish Senate hurled against our Lord was healing on the Sabbath. The Scriptures record seven Sabbath healings by Jesus and the majority of time they happened the Pharisees had a bone to pick with Jesus (John 5:1-18, 9:107,14, Luke 6:6-11, 13:10-17, 14:1-6, Mark … More What Is The Sabbath?
The 1984 film “Terminator” portrays a human soldier sent from 2029 to 1984 to stop a futuristic and almost indestructible cyborg killing machine produced by artificial intelligence. Other stories insight fascination with this part-man, part-machine character. Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein famously depicted Victor Frankenstein, the prototypical “mad scientist” who creates a monster-like machine. Despite popular … More What Is Transhumanism?
The Christmas story reveals how when beauty, goodness, and truth enter into our world, there remains outside forces determined to derail such splendor. Jesus birth was a magnificent scene abounding in love, yet lurking in the background was King Herod, who was hell-bent on destroying the Christ Child. Interestingly, we can see remnants of this … More Yes, Jesus Was (likely) Born on December 25th
Commentators galore highlight the tragic decline of the Catholic faith among baptized Catholics. As our world becomes more secular, there exists a tepid indifference to Catholicism. The picture today is reminiscent of Jesus’s strong words to the Laodicean Church in the Book of Revelation. The Laodiceans were neither cold nor hot in relation to God, … More How To Fix The Lukewarm Soul?
With another tragic school shooting, people are beginning to see the connection to a swelling mental health problem in our world. Given that half of the entire human experience is built around a mental framework, this topic remains incredibly urgent. The field of psychology is the primary avenue mental health is viewed. Interestingly, the word … More How Catholicism Heals Mental Illness
Father Longenecker has observed that parents frequently tell him that their kids have either left the faith or have a bored disinterest with the faith. This sad reality illuminates that Catholics are abandoning the faith of their parents and grandparents at a record rate. A Pew report revealed that Catholicism has experienced a greater net … More The Joy of The Faith
The great stories that grip our imagination and captivate our interest tend to depict that classic struggle between good and evil. Many writers stress the need to present various aspects of the conflict of good versus evil in their narrative lest the audience drifts away from boredom. This cultural attraction to the drama played out … More Life Over Death
Here, we are in the month of May, and fittingly as the weather warms and spring flowers begin to bloom, we celebrate Mother’s Day. Why is it timely that we honor mothers during the height of spring? As nature blossoms into a dressing of a beautiful array of color and life, the landscape begins to … More The Beauty of Mary and Moms
In June 2003, the deadliest porch collapse occurred in Chicago. An overloaded balcony collapsed during a party in an apartment building, killing thirteen people and seriously injuring fifty-seven others. The ensuing investigation was highly critical of the way the balcony was built, finding a large number of errors in its construction which ultimately resulted in the collapse. However, … More The Law And Love
As we enter Catholic schools week it’s fitting to reflect on the magnitude Catholic education has in molding a just society. From all levels – elementary, middle, high-school, and college Catholic education strives for excellence in cultivating the intellectual, spiritual, and moral advancement so one can become closer to the person God made them. Scads … More Why Catholic Education Matters