Weekly Meditation – March 3, 2013

ALTHOUGH FAITH IS FIRM and infallibly certain, since it is founded on the authority of God himself, it does not have the clarity and the powers of reason…. For that reason the Apostle says that faith is of those things that are not seen, that is of those things which reason cannot comprehend but are known …

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“SON OF MAN,” said the Lord, “can these bones come to life?” (Ez 37: 3). The Lord had led the prophet Ezekiel into a broad plain filled with bones—dry and bleached in the unforgiving sun. “Son of man,” said God, “these bones are the whole house of Israel” (Ez 37:11). For their sins, the people had …

Weekly Meditation – February 17, 2013

FAITH IS THAT SUPERNATURAL VIRTUE by which we conquer temptations. “By faith the saints conquered kingdoms, wrought justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, recovered strength from weakness, became valiant in battle, and put to flight the armies of foreigners. Through faith women received their dead raised to life again. …

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WE HEAR the phrase “culture wars” often enough. To us it means agreement over moral values, like the life of the unborn, authentic marriage, or respect for conscience. In the time of the Maccabees, the conflict was even more acute: it was a conflict between the sophisticated and elegant culture of …