The Peasant Life, Close to Living Water

Dear Mr. Robinson, After last week’s writing on obstacles to renewal, Jennifer Gregory Miller leads us back into more positive territory with her reflections: I Would Rather Be a Peasant: Contemplating the Rural Life. Also, after rounding out his recent essays on the shortcomings of contemporary bishops (Is ‘corruption’ the right way to describe the […]

A Woman who would be worthy to become President of the United States and her name is NOT Hillary Clinton

The Virtuous Woman  An excellent wife who can find?     She is far more precious than jewels.  The heart of her husband trusts in her,     and he will have no lack of gain.  She does him good, and not harm,     all the days of her life.  She seeks wool and flax,     and works with willing hands. […]

Why Christians Miss The Point of One of Their Favorite Bible Verses

Tyler Smith | Tue, June 7, 2016 | You’ve seen it plastered on tee shirts, coffee mugs, bookmarks and Bible covers; it’s cross-stitched on throw pillows and wall art. Its words have comforted thousands of Christians in their darkest moments. But do you really understand the significance of Isaiah 40:31? They who wait for the […]

Sometimes money cannot compensate for damages…

Abuse scandal’s total cost: over $3 billion since 2004 May 25, 2016 The clerical abuse scandal cost American dioceses and religious orders $141,283,794 between mid-2014 and mid-2015, according to a report released by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). 67% those funds were allotted to settlements ($87.1 million) and therapy for abuse victims […]

A profound discussion between a member of Congress and his colleague.

A profound discussion between a member of Congress and his colleague. “Better not cut senior citizens from the budget because they are an important voting bloc, and we need to fund education because the youth of today are our nation’s future. What about cutting public assistance programs? Are you kidding? – They constitute at least […]

Vatican Cardinal to Americans: ‘In Your Nation, God Is Being Eroded, Eclipsed, Liquidated’

Vatican Cardinal to Americans: ‘In Your Nation, God Is Being Eroded, Eclipsed, Liquidated’ By Barbara Hollingsworth | May 17, 2016 | 4:20 PM EDT AddThis Sharing   Cardinal Robert Sarah, keynote speaker at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. on May 17, 2016. (CNSNews/Hollingsworth) CNSNews.com) — “In your nation, God is being eroded, […]

Christ: the Essence of Religion

Originally posted on Brother Reuben:
The old french word “religion” originates etymologically from the latin “religare” (to bind) and “religio” (obligation, bond, reverence). Today, the use of the word is often colored with negative undertones in a modern Christian milieu of the highly personalized “relationship”.  Seeking the meaning of religion in the person of Jesus…