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Another Perspective: Why I Celebrate Halloween

Published on THE STREAM This afternoon I will return from a legal seminar to find neighborhood children at my door seeking candy. Many will be accompanied by their parents, my neighbors. Like many of you, I have been all over the place on this question of how to approach Halloween. I respect the various ways […]

Is This the Greatest Historical Confrontation Humanity has Experienced?

Published on Catholic Online. Permission to republish granted In 1976 Cardinal Karol Wojtyla attended the Eucharistic Congress held that year in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States of America. It was a part of the national bicentennial celebration of the Declaration of Independence which was celebrated throughout the Nation. That document, the Declaration, was the Birth […]

Chesapeake Declaration – National Day of Repentance, Prayer and Service For America

CHESAPEAKE DECLARATION We are living in a time when the very foundations of our nation are being shaken. Add to this the assault on the religious beliefs and moral convictions upon which this nation was founded and we have a crisis unprecedented in American history. This nation’s survival depends on the moral roots on which […]

The Way – The First Christians

The early followers of Jesus were first called Christians at Antioch – that means followers of Christ, followers of the Messiah. What were they called before that? They were called The Way, and the new way because they lived differently. They lived differently because of their encounter with the Lord Jesus. They thought differently. They […]

Calling All Men: Imitate St. Joseph, the Man’s Man

The Angel of the Lord appears to Joseph and Joseph acted. The Lord continues to speak to us, how do we respond?One of the most popular formal prayers in the Roman Catholic Tradition is referred to as the Angelus. It recounts the appearance of the Angel (the word angel in the Latin means messenger) to […]

Why Christians Should Celebrate Halloween – and Evangelize the Culture

Published on CATHOLIC ONLINE The International Association of Exorcists sponsored a gathering in Vatican City on the last weekend of October in 2014. The organization was formally approved by the Holy See in June. The global Press was enamored with the notion that the Church even recognizes the need for exorcists – or the existence […]

Feast of St. John Paul II, His Prophetic Warning to the U.S. Requires a Response

Published on Catholic Online  Permission to republish granted In 1976 Cardinal Karol Wojtyla attended the Eucharistic Congress held that year in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It was a part of the national bicentennial celebration of the Declaration of Independence which was celebrated throughout the Nation. That document, the Declaration, was the Birth Certificate […]

Lord Set the Earth on Fire! Lord, Set Your Church on Fire! Lord, Set Me on Fire! We Need a New Pentecost

Published on THE STREAM We read these words of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke, “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!” (Luke 12:49-53) Is that fire blazing in our own lives? On the first Pentecost the followers of Jesus gathered as He had commanded […]

St. Michael the Archangel, Defend Us in Battle: Pope Francis Takes on the Devil

Published on Catholic Online. Permission to Republish granted On May 10, 2014, the Washington Post ran an article by Anthony Faiola entitled A modern pope gets old school on the Devil which caused quite a stir. Faiola wrote: (I)n his words and deeds, the new pope is locked in an epic battle with the oldest […]

On School Choice, Donald Trump is Right

On School Choice, Donald Trump is Right Donald Trump’s delivery was calm, but his proposal was bold. “There is no failed policy more in need of urgent change than our government-run education monopoly,” he said at the Cleveland Arts and Education Academy on September 8. Trump offered an alternative: “I want every single inner city […]