We see death and suffering all around, brought on by the plague of our age. Easter, the rebirth phase, is also a part of that cycle and happens because of the Good Friday part.
He is risen!
On TV today, there are a lot of "Christmas" stories about giving, sharing, and compassion. Almost none make any reference to the very person whose virtues we're being taught to emulate in them, namely Jesus.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
It can be difficult sometimes finding a favorite, or best article of the past year. This year one post came immediately to mind. The following is a reblog of an article I wrote back in October. Most of the time I'm writing about broad, abstract ideas like liberty and conservatism. This one was a little … Continue reading 2016 in Review: Syrian Christians in the Crossfire
How does one democratize a religion? Would the members get to vote on Church doctrine? Cardinals get to vote for the Pope, should they act like delegates as if the conclave of cardinals were some sort of political convention? Here my message for Podesta and friends: Catholic doctrine was created by Christ. It was codified a long time ago by Emperor Constantine I in the fourth century. That is the basis of the Catholic Church, now and forever, unless the Big Man Upstairs orders a change.
The individuals who committed these acts on two continents in pursuit of different goals both confused evil for good, vengeance for justice, and wrong for right. For that we can and should describe both as terrorists.
Have a happy and blessed Easter.