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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 […]

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 […]