Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen: One of My Favorite Essays

The Decline of Controversy  by Archbishop Fulton Sheen First appearing in From the Housetops in the 1970’s Once there were lost islands, but most of them have been found; once there were lost causes, but many of them have been retrieved; but there is one lost art that has not been definitely recovered, and without which no civilization can long survive, and that is the art of controversy. The hardest thing to find in the Continue Reading →

The Winning Strategy : The Integrated Catholic Life

The Winning Strategy : The Integrated Catholic Life. A hard hitting piece by Dr. Peter Kreeft on Spiritual Warfare, written about 20 months ago and very suitable for our times. We should never forget this and we should especially keep this in mind as we enter the Year of Faith.

The Lamb of God Theme: Fifth Model

Abridged from a work by: Rev. Msgr. Donald C. Hamburger Model Five: The Scapegoat Sacrifice – Leviticus 16:20-22 – During the 40 Years in the Desert (Exodus) The Book of Leviticus: The name “Leviticus” was bestowed on the third book of the Pentateuch by the ancient Greek translators because a good part of this book consists of sacrificial and other ritual laws prescribed for the priests of the tribe of Levi. Leviticus brings in the Continue Reading →

The Lamb of God Theme: Fourth Model

Abridged from a work by: Rev. Msgr. Donald C. Hamburger Model Four: Moses and the Passover – Exodus 12 – 1200 (?) B.C. What a man Moses has proved to be! Moses, as the author of the Pentateuch, is the first man to hand down to us the revelations which God made to mankind. Hence Moses is the “Father of the Bible” in a sense. Moses gathered the incidents of the Lamb of God theme Continue Reading →

The Lamb of God Theme: Third Model

Abridged from a work by: Rev. Msgr. Donald C. Hamburger Model Three: Abraham and Isaac – Genesis 11:26 & 22:1-19 – Prehistory The psalmist sang of Abraham who probably wandered this world about the middle of the 2nd millennium B.C. “The princes of the peoples are assembled with the people of Abraham’s God. The rulers of the earth belong to God, to God who reigns over all.” (Psalm 47). The Messenger: As we read the Continue Reading →

Catholicism: the Reason for My Hope Part VI

The Saints and the Mystics of the Church What are saints but the heroes of faith? They are declared by the Church to be holy men and women who led heroic lives to keep themselves in the state of holiness or in some cases gave their lives to defend their faith; those faithful martyrs. They are the few who are the rarest of humans; who dared to attempt in this life what Christ challenged His Continue Reading →