Tag Archives: eucharist

Possibilities of the Reunion of East and West.

In the past half-century, relations between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church have been growing ever closer and oriented ever more toward possible reunion. Perhaps the greatest hope of the late Holy Father John Paul II, of happy memory, was the reunion of these two oldest Churches of Christendom. In his many efforts to […]

Straining Gnats and Swallowing Camels

"You blind guides, straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel!" – Matthew 23:24 The irony in the following was too good for me to pass up.  My favorite (I mean that. He’s a nice fellow when not on his soap box.) Bible thumpin’, street preachin’, Jack Chick resemblin’ Fundamentalist, Rand, had an unpleasant exeperience […]

It’s All About Who You Know

"Adam lay with his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, ‘With the help of the LORD I have brought forth a man.’" (NIV) "Now the man had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain, and she said, ‘I have gotten a manchild […]

Graduates and Young Professionals Bible Study

Tonight begins another semester of bible studies at the Ryan Catholic Newman Center (The Oratory). This semester we’re discussing Scripture’s relationship to Liturgy. We’ll discover how they’re made for each other. Texts (aside from the Bible, of course) will include the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “The Lamb’s Supper” by Scott Hahn, “On Being Catholic” […]

Repost: Discovering a Season

[The following a revised version of a previously published post. – Funky] Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. I get so excited that I start listening to my Christmas music at the beginning of November, much to the surprise and chagrin of some of my loved ones. Last year, I asked myself what I’ve […]