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This week we've seen two stories develop that seem to oppose one another: the death of Cecil the lion, and the expose of Planned Parenthood's coverup. The story of Cecil the lion seems innocent enough, a wealthy American dentist goes into the wilds of Africa to show his skill, by killing the continent's top predator. But Walter Palmer's safari takes a turn for the worst as he finds out the lion he killed was in a protected... [ Read more ]
One of the many appellations of Jesus is the Great Physician. Throughout the Gospel, we find Jesus demonstrating his power to forgive sins by showing he has the power to heal ailments. St. Luke states this perhaps the clearest in chapter five: “Jesus answered and said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” (Luke 5:31-... [ Read more ]
Everyone's seen THAT guy. Maybe as you are driving through a small town, you catch a glimpse of him on a street corner. Or maybe you even saw him at a protest for human rights. Yeah—the guy who is holding up the giant sign that says John 3:16: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16). Easy right? We just need to have faith... [ Read more ]
And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, and I wept much that no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. Then one of the elders said to me, “Weep not; lo, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he... [ Read more ]
Pope Francis has blessed the Church by bestowing the honor of Doctor to St. Gregory of Narek. This Armenian monk and priest is much beloved by the Armenian people and second only to St. Vartan in popularity. His hymns can be found in the many services of the Armenian Rite, and his commentary on the Song of the Songs and his Book of Lamentations are both a treasury of teaching and contemplative wisdom. St. Gregory lived most of his life at the... [ Read more ]