Tag Archives: Christ

One of the Most Rational Men to Have Lived

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, author of the Summa Theologica, and arguably one of the most rational and precise men that ever lived. A philosopher and theologian St. Thomas Aquinas was born circa 1225 in Roccasecca, Italy. Combining the theological principles of faith with the philosophical principles of reason, he ranked […]

Baptizing the Culture

“And when [God] says, ‘Be not much with a strange woman,’ He admonishes us to use indeed, but not to linger and spend time with, secular culture.” – Clement of Alexandria, The Stromata, Book 1, Chapter 5 As Christians, we are asked to detach ourselves from secular culture, but still, we are also commanded to […]

Paintings of a Pope

Pope Alexander VI, the great-grandfather of St. Francis Borgia and one of the most prominent popes in history, is unfairly mistreated. The man was a defender of Jews, a steward of liturgy, a good leader, and the one who spread the Faith to South America. But all of this is, unfortunately, often overshadowed by his […]

Oranges – A Poem for my Sister Madeline…

                         Oranges      A Poem for Madeline, my Loving Sister ORANGES are sticky-sweet and oh so bright. I think that God to make them plucked the sun From off the sky so blue and at sunset’s light Did squeeze and shake until the deed was done, Until He juiced that luminary orb And sprinkled droplets over earth […]

Christmas Facts

20 Christmas Traditions & Facts The Christmas tree was not originally a Christmas Tradition. It was first an ancient practice where people brought evergreens into their home, during the Winter Solstice, as part of celebrating the future ‘greening’ of plants in the Spring. The first person to put lights on a Christmas Tree was most likely […]

Involuntary Sin

Alright before you flip out and claim that I am going to preach heresy about involuntary sin, understand that this is a concept very old to the church. There are ways in which man can go against God and receive the guilt of such actions, even without willing it. Furthermore, the concept of involuntary sin […]

A Woman Clothed With The Sun

Greetings all, With the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (and Christmas right around the corner), I thought it appropriate to offer some observations and thoughts on Revelation chapter 12, where we find connections to both Our Lady of Guadalupe and the birth of Christ. Here is the passage (also above in the graphic): A […]