The Economics of Witness

The Economics of Witness

In my 10th grade history class, we spent a few class periods taking a quick look at some economic terms and principles: supply and demand, market price, Keynesian economics, supply-side economics, etc. One particularly helpful concept to which we were introduced was “inelastic demand.” The basic... [Read more...]

Newtown and the Holy Innocents

Newtown and the Holy Innocents

Today, on the feast of the Holy Innocents, we pray in a special way for the children who were murdered in Newtown, Connecticut, their families and friends, and the men and women who died trying to protect them. [Read more…]  Read More →

The Cradle and the Cross

The Cradle and the Cross

Christmas is over. It’s time to get prepared for the next national Holy Day of Consumer Obligation: Valentine’s Day. This, at least, is the message I get from the world when I’ve just begun to celebrate the Octave of Christmas. In a way, however, the Church is also asking us to move beyond... [Read more...]

Life and Martyrdom

Life and Martyrdom

Catholics that follow political, social, and cultural trends have seen many defeats in the last few years: the approval of same sex “marriage” in several states, the loss of Catholic adoption agencies, the HHS Mandate, the not so subtle threat of taking away the Church’s tax-exempt status, and... [Read more...]

O Gates Lift High Your Heads

O Gates Lift High Your Heads

O gates lift up your heads Grow higher ancient doors That the King of Glory may come in Who is this King of Glory? The Lord of Hosts, He is the King of Glory! (Ps 24:7–9) In this psalm, as in many other Scripture passages, God is described as coming in power and strength to redeem his people from the... [Read more...]

Ask If This Were Merited

Ask If This Were Merited

Something strange is happening; there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. —from an ancient homily on Holy Saturday Christmas Eve, like Holy Saturday, is a quiet day. Advent builds to a mighty crescendo, and then—a solemn pause. Exhausted with preparation, the Church... [Read more...]

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