What Benedict says about his successor, Pope Francis, is gracious and supportive, which is as it should be. This, it seems, is more the result of Benedict’s humility than decorum.Read More
The cardinals have taken a necessary and courageous step in an effort to protect the holiness of the Church, its faithfulness to the teachings of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, and its faithfulness to the Church’s traditional teachings on faith and morals that have Our Lord’s teachings through Scripture and tradition as a foundation.Read More
by Rev. Kevin Bezner | Sep 15, 2016 | 2016 Election, America, Bishops, Catholic Church, Culture, Family, Featured, How To Vote Catholic, Marriage, Politics, Popes, Social Teaching, Spirituality, Theology | 0 |
Why do politicians like Tim Kaine think they are Catholic? Why do they go to such lengths to...Read More
While Gogol’s novel Taras Bulba primarily concerns the workings of Bulba’s mind, heart, and soul as a Cossack, it also is about his two sons, Ostrap and Andri, a type of Cain and Abel.Read More
So what does the future hold for the Church? Archbishop Chaput calls for the formation of “healthy cells in society,” Fortunately, in recent years, there’s been a resurgence of these healthy cells forming across the country and in the Church.Read More
Trump’s first response to Governor Huckabee’s question at the June 21 Evangelical gathering was light-hearted. “I have really five wonderful children. They were all very good students. I better knock on wood when I say all this stuff, because I’ll get a call – ‘Did you know about this?’”Read More
When the Mass ritual is as much a part of the daily routine as dinner and bedtime rituals, children are more likely to expect and embrace it. Our toddler asks us every day what time we’re going to Mass. Does that mean he would rather go to Mass than go to the playground? Probably not. But he does look forward to it every day.Read More
My Dad was no philosopher; he couldn’t explain to me what happened, or how he did it. Like the cowboy stars of old, he could only show, not tell. But I’m glad I eventually figured it out for myself, although it took me a long time. I should have know those father-son antics on the golf course had deeper soundings.Read More
Fr. Anthony died yesterday, peacefully, who was a young man when I entered, only 42 or 43. He was not always easy to get along with, but underneath his gruff exterior was a very kind and gentle soul. He was a poet and a writer and he had a powerful influence on many people.Read More
by Rev. Kevin Bezner | Apr 6, 2016 | 2016 Election, America, Catholic Church, Conservatism, Culture, Economics, Ethics, Faith, Family, Featured, Marriage, Media, Politics, Science, Social Teaching, Spirituality, Sports, Theology | 3 |
These are battles you can win. You do not have to use PayPal in many cases. You do not have to drink Starbucks coffee. You do not have to watch or attend NFL or NBA games. You do not have to belong to the Democratic Party or vote for its candidates. Stop supporting them.Read More
The limit of our liberty To shape ourselves the way we choose Is much like weather’s destiny, Imposed with scarce a thing to lose.
Though old and gray, I am embraced By nature, like a vibrant vine. That’s why my background may be faced, Fermented like an aged wine.