Catholic Bishops Respond to The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) recently rejected the traditional definition of marriage in one of their decisions.  Many celebrate this decision.  Even as I write, I am forced to view a rainbow banner across the top of the page, something WordPress has inflicted on all its users.  (If you feel this is…

Babylon Is Fallen!

We are going through Revelation in church.  Last week we started chapter 17 about Babylon, “the notorious prostitute” John sees riding on the back of a scarlet beast (Rev. 17:3).  John is told this whore “has an empire over the kings of the earth” (Rev. 17:18).  The fact she rides the beast emphasizes this–the beast…

Hymne to God the Father

Sketch by Patrick Murphy Before time           your counsels chose           that you would lose eternal ties           with your one           and only Son. – Not sparing Him           you let the whips    …

The Holy Pigeon

Years ago, when I read about the Holy Spirit descending on Jesus during His baptism, I imagined it like this: A sparkling white dove wreathed in sunbeams came down through the clouds at escalator speed, wings flashing up and down in slow motion. It was a glorious, calendar-worthy, photo-op moment. All of that changed one…

Caitlyn, MacBeth, and the Baboons

Bruce Jenner is now calling himself Caitlyn.  (Will that get you on a Wheaties box these days?) Gay marriage bells ring the world over.  (If you don’t embrace this change, don’t ask for whom the bell tolls.  It tolls for thee).  Wealthy politicians use class warfare lingo to exploit voters.  (“I’m on your side.  It’s…