Keep Christ in Christmas (Dec. 9, 2018)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, C.S. Lewis has a great essay entitled, “Xmas and Christmas: A Lost Chapter from Herodotus.” It’s a clever piece that speaks of a distant land where people celebrate two different festivals. Some celebrate something called ‘exmas.’ They labor for weeks on presents and exmas cards (dreading receiving a card…

G.K. Chesterton (Nov. 18, 2018)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we prepare for Thanksgiving this week, I can’t help but turn to one of my favorite authors: G.K. Chesterton. He was a British convert to Catholicism and a staunch defender of the faith in the early 1900’s. He had a great gift for seeing things from a completely…

Purification (Nov. 11, 2018)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Losing an hour of sunlight this past week, it feels like winter is approaching all the more quickly. Thanksgiving is around the corner, and the Christmas decorations are already popping up in stores. In the Church though, before we begin to even think about Advent, we take a moment…