The Sign of the Times: Preparing for the Lord

The Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test Jesus they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. He answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and...

When a Musicophile Tries to Give Up Music?

Last Lent, as a seasonal penance, I gave up listening to most music.  Then, for personal reasons, I decided I wanted to try to extend the penance to the end of this year.  Though I did not succeed in that, the attempt at a long penance was still thought-provoking....

A Tyrant and a Saint from the Same Small Country

Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta was largely known for her work in India, so we tend to forget that she was born in the tiny Eastern European county of Albania.  What many also may do not realize is that Albania is the first country in the world to establish atheism as...