ONE OF THE MOST arduous of a teacher’s jobs is grading. I spent a few days this week on that occupation, and I feel a bit light-headed now after reading a pile of term papers. The class was Church History and the students were asked to identify one personality or period in the development of
MY PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS died days apart from each other two years before I was born. I never had the privilege of knowing them, though I am greatly honored to be connected with them. They were distinguished individuals of courage and accomplishment, and one day I must tell their story. My Father loved them dearly, though
THEY SAY only six degrees separate us and technological advances in travel and information have made us even closer. I wouldn’t know about that. The internet and social media have supplied us so many shortcuts that we find it easier now to communicate via “like,” meme, sticker, emoticon, and emoji than with words. Sometimes, even
Easter marks the Lord Jesus Christ’s triumph over the tomb. Death no longer stings because of resurrection day. There is no longer any need for us to perform ineffectual sacrifices that cannot atone for our sins. The sacrifice has been made; He has conquered sin, He has vanquished death. “It is finished,” said our Lord. He is alive and mighty and will one day return, our victorious King.
… the Philippines’ two treasures are its music and its faith; and though we have a multitude of voices, we harmonize on those. In the mass today, both filled the Manila Cathedral and overflowed to the grounds beyond, binding the clergy within and the laity without in the unifying, healing Spirit of Christ.