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St. Francis, the Birds and the Beasts

Filled with awe, he asked [the birds] if they would stay awhile and listen to the Word of God. He said to them: “My brother and sister birds, you should praise your Creator and always love him…It is God who made you noble among all creatures, making your home in thin, pure air. Without sowing […]


Be the Sign

God is not limited by time, space, or any tangible constraints, right? Yet, God loves matter, tangible things—His creations. Why wouldn’t He? From the ever-expanding edge of the universe down to the itty-bitty quarks that make up everything from ice cream to elephants, God saw that it was good (Genesis 1:31). God uses His creations to display His […]


Let Us Enter Into These Most Sacred Mysteries!

I have been reading a beautiful book on the Liturgy recently: For the Life of the World, by Alexander Schmemann.  This Eastern Orthodox priest and theologian cuts to the heart of the sacred drama unfolding in each liturgy. In the sacred liturgy we become participants in the Heavenly Kingdom; Sons in the Son; Partakers in […]


Love: The Best Thing We Do

In late March, one of my favorite TV shows, “How I Met Your Mother”, wrapped up it’s 9 year run on CBS. The series finale, like most things of this world, came to an end, albeit with much fanfare and debate by it’s devoted fan base about how Ted Mosby finally met his true love […]

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Adam and Eve: Mere Mortals?

  The quality of life our first parents enjoyed in Paradise was perfect holiness, justice, and equilibrium—a state of Original Innocence. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “By the radiance of this grace all dimensions of man’s life were confirmed.  As long as he remained in the divine intimacy man would not have to […]

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