The Aevum Enters Time

Being the Fourth Part of Once Upon an Aevum.   Indeed, the Fullness of Time is at hand. All the angels have striven in combat against the forces of darkness, but have been unable to prevail alone. Time and again, the senseless on earth, mankind, rejected the Perfect Will and chose the pleasures of this life, […]

Understanding Darkness as God’s Wheelhouse

First the scandals of the summer, then New York’s new abortion law, and now with more grand jury reports on the horizon, the forecast for the Church and for society is dark, gloomy, and painful for a long time to come. As Christians, we know that God has triumphed and that God will triumph over […]

Chronos

This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steal; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays kings, ruins town, And beats high mountain down. ~ J. R. R. Tolkien in The Hobbit             Msgr. Magee’s homily on Wednesday, the 14th of March 2018 spoke some thoughts that I had been seeking to […]

Finding Happiness With God

The fourth Sunday of Lent is called “Laetare Sunday,” ‘laetare’ being one of the Latin words for joy.  If there is confusion about anything today, it is about joy, or as some use the word ‘happiness.’  “The pursuit of happiness” is part of the DNA of our American character, enshrined in our very Declaration of […]

You are My Beloved: God Speaks to Us through Secular Music

Recently I stumbled upon a new song written by country artist Garth Brooks, The Courage to Love, and I was amazed to find how rich and moving it was.  After listening to lyrics of the song I immediately thought of the connections it had with the line from Scripture at the Baptism of Our Lord […]

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Two-thousand nineteen: A Year of Living in the Light

“God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all” (1 Jn. 1:5).   The last day of 2018 in Philadelphia was a damp, chilly, and dreary day.  Rain came down from the clouds most of the day and continued into the night.  As the countdown to the new year approached, I wondered […]

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Waking Up

How many best friends do we really get in life? Carlos Segovia was born in El Salvador. He never knew his father and was raised along with his two sisters by their single mother, Sandra Lopez. While still very young, Carlos and his family immigrated to the United States and settled in South Central Los […]