A Tribute to the Angelic Doctor 7

St. Thomas Aquinas, O.P. (1225-1274)

I woke up this morning, realizing that today is the feast of St Thomas Aquinas, inspired to write a brief panegyric to the great saint and place this blog under his patronage.

Aquinas is best known for his More…

Biltrix Alert: New HHS Mandate Is a Direct Attack on You, Our Church, and the Religious Liberty of All Americans Reply

I believe it’s a matter of grave concern for all of us:

[From CatholicVote.org]

Dear CV Friend,

Get ready to pay.

This morning [01/20/2012] President Obama called New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan to break the news.

Secretary of Health and Human Services and pro-abortion More…

You Are What You Preach: the True Identity of the Church 2

Isn’t it so easy to judge others by their appearance or let oneself go by first impressions? Many years ago I had an experience that made me think twice before following this natural tendency. I was in the seminary and didn’t really like a certain fellow seminarian. I thought: More…

Why did Jesus Come? 9

Answer #1: In order to save us and reconcile us with God.

The Church teaches—and our own experience confirms it—that we live in a world of sin. We need look no further than the chaos of the last century or the heaviness in our own hearts to see sin’s effects.

Yet, as hard as it is for us to imagine, More…

Keep the Faith Real: an Antidote against Practical Atheism 7

I’m always surprised when I see those food products with the labels stating what would seem to be the obvious. Take a carton of milk, for example, where the label says it contains “real” milk. What is it suppose to contain? Not so obvious I guess. In a consumeristic society you can’t always expect that you are really getting what you think you are buying.

Got Faith? More…

Why a Year Dedicated to Faith? Reply

Finding the Right Door

Have you ever experienced the following: you are at someone’s house for the first time and you need to use the restroom. You ask where it is and they tell you, “down the hall to the left.” You go down the hall and you find two doors. You open the first one and you say to yourself, “Oh, oh, wrong door!” Lesson? To get to the right room you have to open the right door.

Pope Benedict in his Apostolic Letter proclaiming a “Year of Faith” More…

Pope Benedict’s Five Goals for the New Evangelization 1

You Cannot Believe and Remain Silent.

One of those annoying experiences in life is when a friend tells you they saw someone you wanted to meet, but forgot to let you know so that you weren’t able to see that person.

A few years ago a friend of mine got really angry at me because More…