Reflections on modern events, as well as theological topics

A Tribute to Dr. William Moynihan: Catholic, Scholar, Mentor and Friend

“Majestic Hill”: William and Ruth Moynihan walking together on Horsebarn Hill in Storrs, Connecticut, in 2016. William was 89 and Ruth was 82. “When my children were little I used to bring them here to look up at the stars,” Ruth said. Bill said he and his wife had been taking walks around the hill [...]

The Arian Heresy and Its Relation to Our Present Age – Part 2

In the fourth century, the Faith was saved primarily by the laity — a lesson for the 21st century By Joseph Tamayo The Political and Theological Connection: the Army (9) After the Edict of Milan in 313 AD, the leftover pagan upper class, many of whom filled the ranks of the military, still dominated over society. [...]

“May We Mend Our Lives”

This Lent and Easter in Rome are the most silent in all the history of the Church. Rome is on total lockdown. The fears of the coronavirus have led to the shutdown of the country. A special report “Teacher,” they asked, “when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are about [...]

Reflections for the feast of Epiphany

Epiphany celebrates Jesus’ first appearance to the Gentiles, as represented by the Magi, while the Eastern Churches commemorate the Baptism of Christ, where the Father and the Holy Spirit give combined testimony to Jesus’ identity as the Son of God. Is 60:1-6;   Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6;   Mt. 2:1-12 Homily starter anecdote “Because you never know what’s going [...]

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