A Pew Research Center survey shows that “those who attend religious services at least once a week are much more likely than those who seldom or never attend religious services” to say that torture can often or sometimes be justified against suspected terrorists. (See “The Torture Debate: A Closer Look“) Negative Witness The results of [...]
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In his homily on Sunday, Father Jose Mesa pointed out that the Transfiguration of Jesus prepares us less for the Crucifixion than it does for the Resurrection. In both Matthew and Mark we read that Jesus cautions Peter, James, and John, who were witnesses to this manifestation of Jesus’ glory, not to tell anyone about [...]
Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. Then he said, ‘Let me go, for the day is breaking.’ But [...]
REFLECTIONS ON THE FEAST OF THE CENACLE [The following was presented as a talk at Saint Augustine Parish in Gainesville, Florida. For an abbreviated version, see "Waiting in the Cenacle."] Printer-friendly version After the Ascension and before Pentecost, there is another mystery worthy of honor, but which most of us just pass right over on [...]
Fashion is fickle. I went to STYLE.COM to find out what I should be anxious about this year (unlike the lilies of the field, who neither toil nor spin). I learned that my lips should be scarlet, and that it would be advisable to get a designer bag for my cell phone. What is more, [...]