Perfection yet to be attained,
With layers left to be unfurled,
Her soul is cleansed while still detained,
Within the timeless Netherworld.
This state between eternity
And time, however short or long,
Endures between ubiquity
And place to keep a ghostly throng.
Some, to close out the noise of others, wear noise canceling headphones throughout the day so that they hear only their own music, one more way of making themselves less human.Read More
Over time, as I prayed more, I experienced the rhythm of praying each of the services of Liturgy of the Hours, or the Divine Office, and I came to understand the flow of the office and why this prayer is so necessary to the life of a Christian.Read More
We will have a diminished diaconate in the Church as long as deacons are thought to be either permanent or transitional, as no different from the laity, and as not a true part of the priesthood.Read More
By descending from Heaven to Earth, the Son of God earned the right for us to be assumed from Earth to Heaven. By descending upon the Church, the Holy Spirit gives us the ability to earn a place left vacant by the fallen angels in the sky.Read More
Leaving the Church, however, is not an option for those of us who believe that the Catholic Church is the true Church.Read More
This book, Kirill In His Own Words, has the additional task of presenting the Patriarch, who was enthroned in 2009, in a new light, and perhaps even in a first light, to American readers who may only know of him vaguely through news reports or his political positions.Read More
Beneath the fair Moon’s watch tonight,
Her mantle’s warmth enfolds my walks.
Still shivers from a chill not right,
Shrill malice from the shadow stalks.
The cardinals have taken a necessary and courageous step in an effort to protect the holiness of the Church, its faithfulness to the teachings of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, and its faithfulness to the Church’s traditional teachings on faith and morals that have Our Lord’s teachings through Scripture and tradition as a foundation.Read More