Interior, Melkite/Ruthenian Church

Multiple Liturgies

In the Catholic Church, there are multiple rites, such as Byzantine, Maronite, and Western (Latin).  The essence of the Mass is the same, but theRead More

“The assembly believed them” Susanna Part 4

One injustice begats another. How often in your acting out have you also lied and caused calamity to come upon the innocent? Has your acting out damaged relationships with your spouse? Your parents, brothers, sisters, or extended family? What about your children? Very likely, some of your relationships have been harmed.

“They confessed their lust” Susanna Part 2

Rather than confessing their lust and repenting of it, rending their garments and covering themselves in ashes, they conspired together. These wicked men were willing to share her in raping her.

And they turned their eyes from Heaven: Susanna Part 1

Earlier I posted the story of Susanna from the book of Daniel, usually listed as Daniel 13. This story is considered canonical by Catholic, Orthodox, and other Christians, but not by Protestants or Jews. Nevertheless, it is a beautiful story about justice and purity.

I would like to post a few short reflections on some salient verses. Today, verses 9-11:

Susanna (Daniel 13)

There was a man living in Babylon whose name was Jo′akim. And he took a wife named Susanna, the daughter of Hilki′ah, a very beautifulRead More

Ephesians 5:8

“For you were heretofore darkness, but now light in the Lord. Walk then as children of the light.” – Ephesians 5:8

St. Josemaria Escriva

If you live in the presence of God, high above the deafening storm, the sun will always be shining on you; and deep below theRead More

Faith and Reason

If you struggle with the concept of God, if Steps 2 and 3 make you uncomfortable, if you don’t understand how faith, reason, and science fit together; or maybe you describe yourself as “atheist/agnostic Catholic,” I recommend you read one of Kreeft’s books or listen to this series.