The Courage of Jesus Christ

The New Age of Moral Darkness The western world has entered a new age of moral darkness (see Evangelium Vitae, Building a Civilization of Love).  Under the guise of “enlightenment” and modernity, human dignity and freedom are being increasingly suppressed by a secular totalitarian state.  Assaults against the dignity of human life are pervasive through […]

Shock! Pick up your tire and follow Me….

    In the Gospel from the Thursday’s Mass (Luke 9:22-25), Jesus instructs the disciples that they must pick up their cross and follow Jesus: [22]  [Jesus said to His disciples], “The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the […]

The Pain and Suffering of Jesus Christ

“Pain” – From Latin: poena, meaning ” torment, hardship”; ” condition one feels when hurt, opposite of pleasure” and  “punishment.”  “Suffering” – From Latin: sufferer,meaning “to bear, undergo, endure, carry or put under.” The Pain and Suffering of Jesus (Catechism and Bible references noted; for other references regarding the pain and suffering of Jesus, see footnote below[1]). Experiences the pain of being […]

The Heroic Sacrifice of Jesus Christ

Definitions “Sacrifice” – L. from sacrificus “performing priestly functions or sacrifices,” from sacra “sacred rites.” “Heroic” – L./Gk. Heros “man of superhuman strength or courage,” “demi-god”, “defender, protector”, “to save, preserve, protect, watch over.” The Heroic Sacrifice of Jesus Infinite lowering of Himself in the Incarnation – The Eternal Word pre-exists with infinite existence and ability.  The Creator […]