To Stand and Fight 11

By Fr Edward Hopkins

I sought light from the Lord with a special intensity and focus on the day of the elections and even more the day after when the results were confirmed. The Office of Readings, a liturgical prayer of the Church, taken from Scripture, God’s living word, spoke to me and shed a bright light upon this crucial moment in a battle of cultures. More…

New Evangelization — This Is for You 5

Faith…

“… is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth. But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade” — Mark 4:31-32 More…

The Mystery of Faith 15

There’s faith, there’s supernatural faith, and then there is the Mysterium Fidei — the Mystery of Faith.

They shall all be taught by God — Isaiah 54:13

The Gospel reading for tomorrow’s liturgy is about the demands of our faith in the Mystery of mysteries, the Mystery of our Faith, the Eucharist. What does it mean to believe with supernatural faith? More…

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Blessed feast of the Transfiguration to all of you. Here’s a meditation I wrote based on Rafael’s painting of the Transfiguration. It is a reminder that every moment in our lives is an opportunity to grow in faith.

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Blaise Pascal once wrote:

“In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.”

The picture above, taken from the bottom portion of Rafael’s Transfiguration,

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Bible and Barbecue 17

My soul shall be sated as with choice food, with joyous lips my mouth shall praise you! — Psalm 63:5

Beer Can Chicken

Beer is a biblical beverage. In fact there are three beers mentioned by name in the Old Testament: More…

Life as a Pilgrimage: What Have We Learned from St James? 18

Antonio Veneziano — Apostle James the Greater

Calicem salutaris accipiam et nomen Domini invocabo!

Three lessons I’ve learned from Saint James

The Catholic Church venerates saints in a particular way. More…

Faith, Freedom, and Fornights: What’s the Takeaway Line? 8

Fr Edward Hopkins

This is a guest-post by Fr Edward Hopkins, LC

Last Sunday, July 1st, I gave a homily focused primarily on the theme of Faith, which seemed evident in the readings (13th Sunday, year B), but given our historical moment I felt moved to insert a few references to the HHS mandate and the current attacks on our freedom of religion. More…