The Mercy Gate

When we went to the Holy Land, we stood at the Mount of Olives and looked at the Old City of Jerusalem.  We spent a lot of time on the Mount of Olives because several key locations were right there: Pater Noster, which commemorates the Lord’s Prayer, Dominus Flavit, where Jesus wept over Jerusalem, the site of Jesus’ ascension into heaven, and the Garden of Gethsemane. …

Sanctity of Human Life

Forgive me if I don’t get terribly theological in this post about why we have Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.  It is true that God has created all life, and that He loves life.  It is true that we treasure life because He does.  It is true that we learn to love all people, but especially to look after the weak, the poor, the needy, the widows, and orphans because He has…

The Promise of Advent

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our…
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