Come, Holy Spirit

It is sometimes difficult for us to seek Christ through all the tumult in the United States and abroad, from within the Catholic Church and without — but Christ is there, as he always has been, seeking us first.

When a democratic society like the United States is unwilling to support its founding principles, marginalizing people of faith at the expense of an ever-changing sociopolitical ideology, the Holy Spirit is there, just as he was when he founded the Church at the first Pentecost.

God has promised that he and his Church will always be there for us. But do we believe him?

As we celebrate the birthday of the Church, it’s important for us to keep our eyes focused on what is true, beautiful and unchanging and persevere through our trials with our ultimate destination — heaven — in mind. Because, as God always keeps his promises, we should, too.

God bless you!

Religious freedom continues to be put before the high court.

Religious Freedom’s Tenuous 21st-Century Foothold

COMMENTARY: At no point in the recent history of the United States has our freedom of religious belief looked so fragile — and this despite the fact that the Trump administration has shown an unusually strong commitment to preserving that freedom.

The Earth is Not Our Mother

“The main point of Christianity was this: that Nature is not our mother: Nature is our sister. We can be proud of her beauty, since we have the same father; but she has no authority over us; we have to admire, but not to imitate.”—G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

The Earth is Not Our Mother

“The main point of Christianity was this: that Nature is not our mother: Nature is our sister. We can be proud of her beauty, since we have the same father; but she has no authority over us; we have to admire, but not to imitate.”—G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy