"Some people become heroes by extraordinary circumstances going their way. And some people become heroes by redemption, when these heroes begin to feel the hero inside of them. For me, I think the third process in which we become a hero is the most beautiful process."
©: thedivinemercy.orgThe Catholic Church celebrates, every 2nd Sunday of Easter, the Divine Mercy of our Lord. And it’s within a fitting season, as we still observe the redemption of our Lord for us through His Body and Blood. We keep in mind, in a special way, Sr. Faustina through whom the Lord spoke to us … Continue reading What is Mercy?
Today’s readings reflect on our LORD’s approach to violence and its role to our faith. We hear in the first reading the unfortunate fate of the prophet Jeremiah under King Zedekiah, wherein he was thrown “into the cistern of Prince Malchiah” and drowned into the “mud”. Why was Jeremiah thrown out and led into such … Continue reading Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)
I recall one morning a few years ago when I was with my spiritual director, conferring with one another on many things. At one point I told him that I wanted to understand what the doctrine of the Resurrection means, not in theological or philosophical terms, but in terms of the ordinary language we use … Continue reading Cleveland Cavaliers and The Resurrection
I was glad that I got to leave work earlier today than I normally do. Being able to leave work early allowed me to go to Mass. While my family usually goes to Holy Family in Artesia on Sundays, I often go to St. Peter Chanel for daily Mass. St. Peter Chanel is one of … Continue reading “Up”, “In”, and “Out”
I have an odd fascination with villains. I fascinate them not because they are evil, eager to seek something at the expense of others, but because they are complex characters. I like complex things, it makes me think of things thoroughly, and I like thinking. I will be the one to admit that I’m a … Continue reading Good Men are Dead
Is 43: 16-21 Ps 126: 1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6 Phil 3: 8-14 Jn 8:1-11 One thing that puzzles me about the gospel passage we have today is that Jesus did not explicitly forgive the woman. While it is wise to provoke such thought to the Pharisees and the rest, telling them “to throw a stone … Continue reading “Transformative Indifference” – Fifth Sunday of Lent
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmsa0sg4Od4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zpksCSn64k http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok95AWTuMfs I have recently watched a couple of videos from Vortex, hosted by Michael Voris. As far the topic of this post goes, I’ll let the videos do much of the talking. But basically, Voris criticizes Fr. Barron’s point-of-view on Hell, specifically on whether it’s empty. The element of Fr. Barron’s view which … Continue reading Is Hell empty?