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FRUIT OF THE TREE

January 28, 2018

Three parables (at least) of the kingdom speak of surprise & immediacy, irreversibility & finality:

Parable 1:

And he spoke a similitude to them, saying: The land of a certain rich man brought forth plenty of fruits. And he thought within himself, saying: What shall...

January 21, 2018

What follows is a preliminary investigation of the language of life by the Author of Life and how it pertains to the Holy Scriptures given us by that same Author. My contention is that the Lord, in speaking to the intelligence of man, was conveying a message that, unfo...

January 8, 2018

The Bible teaches nothing “practical.” It doesn’t teach how to shear a sheep or build a plow. We may thank God that the Gospels don’t recount Jesus’ lessons in carpentry, or the world would be filled with debates and schisms over the dimensions of the Holy Kitchen Tabl...

December 31, 2017

One of the most evocative images in the Gospels, to me, is that of Jesus walking on the road to Emmaus with the two disciples, following His Resurrection, expounding to them the Scriptures related to Himself, during the whole time of which the disciples don’t recognize...

December 5, 2017

Prior to Benedict XVI, no Pope had announced his resignation of the Papacy since Gregory XII in 1415. As Benedict’s official date of renunciation was February 28, 2013, that means 598 years had passed since the previous Papal resignation. Gregory XII has resigned in or...

November 19, 2017

What is there to be said about Mary that has not already been said? Who can improve on St. Louis de Montfort? Who can say of Mary more than she said of herself to St. Bernadette, that she is the Immaculate Conception? What love poem can I write that will be more beauti...

October 31, 2017

This year commemorates the Five Hundredth anniversary of Martin Luther's sending of the Ninety-five Theses to the Archbishop of Mainz. The Vatican has issued a stamp commemorating the event, with Martin Luther and Philip Melanchthon kneeling penitently at the foot of o...

October 28, 2017

Now the serpent was more subtle than any of the beasts of the earth which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman: Why hath God commanded you, that you should not eat of every tree of paradise? And the woman answered him, saying: Of the fruit of the trees that...

September 16, 2017

And there came to him the Pharisees and Sadducees tempting: and they asked him to shew them a sign from heaven.   But he answered and said to them: When it is evening, you say, It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.   And in the morning: Today there will be a sto...

September 2, 2017

Science today assumes original sin.

It is one of the conundrums of our secular culture that the underlying assumption of evolutionary biology is that man is the result of the purely physical and natural principles of evolution, and yet, when we exercise our evolutionary...

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