A number of church leaders, including the head of the CDF (Cardinal Levada – see article), the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of New York (Archbishop Dolan – see article), and the Bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh (Bishop Zubik – see article) have publicly defended the Holy Father against a rather hollow swipe against him […]

I apologize for being slow to post in the past month. It’s been a busy Lent. I read Pope Benedict’s Homily on the tradition of using Holy Oils and I thought I’d share it, since there’s a fair amount of Scriptural basis to it. Benedict is a true scholar of Scripture, so I hope you […]

Philemon is Paul’s shortest letter. He wrote it in prison, and it is addressed to Philemon, who administered a house church in Turkey’s Lycus Valley, between Colossae and Laodicea. Paul’s letter to Philemon was, in the nineteenth century, used to defend both slavery and its abolition. The letter speaks of Paul’s endorsement of the house […]