There is a mysterious passage in the Book of Revelation. Perhaps that may be said of nearly every passage in Revelation. This verse, however, seems particularly mysterious. St. John writes, “To him who conquers…I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone…
Last time, I spoke about the importance of names. Specifically, the names we give our children. Today, I would like to speak about the importance of the…
Three (or two?) hard problems This past Saturday, I attended the baptism of a dear friend’s first child. She was Christened (and confirmed) as Phoebe…
“A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.” —Francis Bacon I love beautiful questions. While the saying may be true that “there’s no such thing as a…
Twenty years ago, September 11, 2001, amid the the suffering and chaos that was unleashed that day, something else emerged—a torrential outpouring of…
Somewhere, a few thousand feet beneath the waves of the South China Sea, there are a dozen or two helicopters. If an expedition came across them, they…
“I will greatly multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children, yet your desire shall be for your husband…” This verse from…
This week’s gospel readings include the account of the Canaanite woman who approaches Jesus to beg for her daughter’s healing. I think it is fair to say…
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