The New Creation, an Easter Meditation Reply

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Alison Batley Stone, “The New Creation,” collagraph and intaglio print

“The New Creation,” a collagraph and intaglio print, is a meditation on the whole of salvation history, which we are called to reflect upon at Easter. The six days of creation are illustrated in a womb like structure surrounding the central figures. In the Genesis narrative, the Tree of Life was placed in the center of the Garden of Eden, where Adam and Eve had open access to this vital fruit. Instead, they chose to partake of the forbidden fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, bringing about their expulsion and death. Man and woman became trapped within this spoiled produce, losing their communion with God, themselves, each other, and all of creation. More…

The Essence of Love According to Saint John Paul II 4

Where Is the Love, Part II

Many acknowledge John Paul II’s communication skills, but how many take into account his profound philosophy regarding the person? He has certainly delved profoundly into what it means to be a person. His reflections are not mere mental constructs, but strongly based on experience, especially in his pastoral ministry with married couples.

His book Love and Responsibility is, More…

Where Is the Love? Toward a Better Understanding of the True Meaning of Love 4

Fr José LaBoy

Fr José LaBoy

Upon coming into contact with so many cases of broken and dysfunctional families, the high percentage of divorce, child abuse, the fear of commitment you can’t help but ask: Where is the love?

John Paul II in his first Encyclical, Redemptor Hominis, insists on the fact that: More…

Creative Evangelization in the Year of Faith 4

An interview with The Brother’s in Black

Who are they? What are they trying to do and Why? In the following video, these Brothers in Black –(former students of mine)– tell their story.


New Evangelization — This Is for You 5


“… 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…

4 Main Goals of Vatican II 25

I was born the first, so-called, “cradle Catholic” in my family, into a Church of reform. My earliest church-going memories involve images of burlap banners, kumbaya bands singing “Sound of Silence” and “Blowin’ in the Wind” (offertory hymns), and bad, bad architecture. More…

The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily Reply

New Catholic Apologetics Webpage:

I checked it out. Looks pretty Catholic to me: e.g., features article on 10 biblical reasons for Papal Infallibility, and even an article shared from BiltrixBoard, so it must be good! You’ll find many good apologetics resources here:

The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network is a website founded and edited by Greg West, a passionate defender of Christianity committed to the cause of Christian apologetics, evangelism, and equipping others to always be ready to…

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Ecumenism: Moving Beyond a Nation of Hypocrites 1

We Are A Christian Nation

I am going to start off saying some things that could come across as negative (because they are not positive things). My point in this article, however, is to encourage Christians to rise above all the negativity and to suggest some general lines about how to do so. The main thrust of my exhortation is that the remedy to the negative attitude towards religion is more religion, specifically, in the form of ecumenism. More…