Last Things First

Death. Judgment. Heaven. Hell. Not exactly light topics, to be certain–and yet the Four Last Things raise questions most of us seek to have answered. The answers to the questions of eternity impact how we live and move in the present life. Drawing not just from Scripture and Tradition, but the wisdom of philosophers, poets, playwrights and […]

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End-of-the-Week Round-Up

Bishop Robert F. Vasa, from the Diocese of Baker, Oregon, writes about human dignity and immigration in his latest column in the Catholic Sentinel, “Rights are not derived from law, but from human dignity.” I do not think the church would propose hiring “coyotes” to help bring people to the United States illegally. Yet, once […]

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Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, RIP

From the First Things website: Our great, good friend is gone. Fr. Richard John Neuhaus slipped away today, January 8, shortly before 10 o’clock, at the age of seventy-two. He never recovered from the weakness that sent him to the hospital the day after Christmas, caused by a series of side effects from the cancer […]

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He Descended into Hell

Our Lord’s descent into hell, under whose aegis Holy Saturday stands liturgically in the Church’s year, is an article of faith that is of particular significance to modern man. On Good Friday we contemplate Christ on the Cross, and on Easter Sunday we celebrate Christ’s Resurrection. In the interim, on Holy Saturday, the words of […]

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