April 20, 2019

Today is Holy Saturday, the day of the Great Silence when Christ finally Sabbaths.

Tonight is the Easter Vigil. There are Nine Lessons from Scripture prescribed, a psalm recited after each, Seven from the Old Testament and Two from the New (Epistle & Gospel). The Ordina...

May 15, 2018

This is the third and final part in the series on "What is The Church?" It concludes with The Church as The Temple of The Holy Ghost. A key text is 1 Kings 8 where Solomon dedicates The Temple to God and The Holy Ghost enters it.

Then Solomon assembled the elders o...

May 8, 2018

Ever wonder why old churches are built like the blueprint above? So that worship is modeled after the body of Christ!
 

The Church as "The Body of Christ" was a key Scripture for my becoming Catholic, it is a stumbling block for many Protestants, and it was interpreted...

May 2, 2018

I will take you for my people, and I will be your God
-Exodus 6:7

[Picture from The Library of Congress depicting the Merchant, the Friar, the Monk, the Franklin, the Wife of Bath, the Parson, and the Ploughman, all from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.]

Perhaps some of...

April 25, 2018

 This is the question that turns many people Catholic. But why? Believe it or not, the fatal word is not "Church," it's "The." But Why? Because as a protestant you frequently answer "What is The Church?" by describing "churches."

For example, some protestants might say...

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