The Humility of Laughter

It seems so terribly grown up and religious to be serious. Does it ever occur to you how awfully serious we are all the time about everything? How boring is that? Children laugh. Adults, it seems, are forgetting how to. We are so serious and most of all we are serious...

Is the Eucharist a Magic Pill?

There is a silly notion that always crops up whenever a priest of bishop restricts communion from someone who has caused public scandal. Soft hearted and soft headed folks say, “Hang on! Don’t judge! Communion isn’t a reward for the righteous! It is medicine for...

Justin Martyr and the Magi

The emperor Justinian is responsible for the famous mosaic of the Magi in Ravenna which illustrates this post. His reign dates from the sixth century. If you remember your history, he was from Asia Minor, and managed to reconquer some of the Empire that had been lost...