The Holy Spirit Insurance Plan

In the Gospel from the Mass (John 16:12-15) Jesus reaffirms that He is sending the Holy Spirit to help us: [12] “I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. [13] When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on […]

Is this the Master of Suspense? (Hint: no.)

Alfred Hitchcock, the renown movie director often thought of as the master of suspense, produced and directed many iconic movies; North by Northwest, Rear Window, the Birds. Hitchcock knew how to build suspense in his audiences and his audiences flocked to his movies.  Hitchcock’s suspense kept movie-goers on the edge of their seat, uncertain and […]

The Amazing “Backstory” of the Annunciation

In the Gospel account of the Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38) is an astounding event that changes human history.  But even more astounding is the “backstory”, for Christ’s eternal plan is revealed.

The Problem of Pain and Pig food.

In the Gospel from yesterday’s Mass (Luke 15:1-3; 11-32), Jesus offers another answer to the so-called “problem of pain”; The Prodigal Son.

The “problem” of pain: Solved!

Many of those who deny God point to the “problem of pain.”  In John 9:1-41, Jesus offers the fundamental answer to the faithful to the “problem of pain”