Re-Discovering Ember Days

This fulfillment of the Law is crucial because it teaches us something fundamental about God, His redemptive plan for us, and the nature of the universe. In the case of both the Hebrew seasonal fasts and the Christian Ember days, we are invited to consider the wonder of the natural seasons and their relation to … Continue reading Re-Discovering Ember Days

Happy Easter!

The Lesson of the Resurrection 'The lesson of the Resurrection is that the significance of our bodily life and its sufferings should be neither overstated nor understated.  It is to see the middle ground between materialism and Platonism.  In our decadent sensualist age, the anti-materialist message is perhaps the more obvious one. The secularist can … Continue reading Happy Easter!

Lenten Posts – 9

This Lent, Don’t Fight on the Devil’s Battlefield Every Lent, we go into battle. The Collect prayer for the Ash Wednesday Mass describes Lent as our “campaign of Christian service” where we “take up battle against spiritual evils… armed with the weapons of self-restraint.” I love that. The thought of kicking Satan in the butt and trampling on … Continue reading Lenten Posts – 9