The Beatitudes are like a self-portrait of Christ. They look beyond the struggles of this life to eternal life to come. They proclaim that the blessings of the New Covenant will be fully realized in heaven.
Archives for January 2023
Sam Harris and The Problem of Evil
Mr. Harris’s essay is often characterized by an emotional plea for answers in the face of the suffering that besets mankind. This is nothing new. At some point, nearly everyone finds himself in that position. It’s a thread that runs through mankind’s history.
The Lamb of God who Takes away the Sin of the World
In today’s gospel (John 1:29-34), John the Baptist sees Jesus walking toward him and proclaims: “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” What does it mean to say that Jesus is the Lamb of God?
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton: Passion for God, Compassion for the Poor and a Zeal for Souls
Anti-Catholic sentiment remained quite virulent in America at the time; therefore Elizabeth knew the decision to become Catholic was sure to cause alienation from friends and family—a very serious consequence, since as a widow with children she was in dire need of financial support.
8 Ways To Grow Closer to Christ This Christmas
Although Christ most certainly loves you, he reserves his exquisite and indescribable gifts for those who prove their love for him. Here are some helpful spiritual exercises for proving your love for the Savior during the Christmas season.