We Shall Reap Our Harvest

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

When I was growing up, my family kept a garden. There would be a certain day in the mid-spring, a warm and dry day, when we’d start the work of planting. The first thing to do was to prepare the ground, and so we uprooted the weeds that had grown in the autumn and died […]

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O Antiphons

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Today, the Church begins to sing the seven, so-called “O Antiphons.” Dating from the early Church, these antiphons are sung at Mass and Evening Prayer during the seven days leading up to Christmas. They constitute a way for the Church in her need to cry out to her coming Lord that He might hasten on […]

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A Vigil in Gethsemane

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

We easily see that the Church is wise in her establishment of Lent. We are sinners – selfish, carnal, and earthly-minded – and so it is no surprise that we need a season devoted to intense prayer. To expect ourselves to reach a deeper conversion otherwise is mere foolishness, like going to the Mojave to […]

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To Be Super

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The superhero story is a great success and fascination of our time. It holds captive not only children and teenagers, but adults as well. These tales of great feats, formidable dangers, power, and struggle spark our imaginations and make us aspire to great things. We can hardly get enough of them. Why? Do we only […]

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