Kingdom Come

Almost a century ago, Pope Pius XI instituted the feast of Christ the King, to be celebrated on the last Sunday of October. Though placed towards the end of the liturgical year, this reminder of our Savior’s regal office was not intended to replace the last Sunday in the Church’s annual cycle, which (like theContinue reading “Kingdom Come”

Fruitful and Unfruitful Fears

Fear is a natural response to the possibility of losing something good. When it prompts us to act in defense of the many fragile blessings entrusted to our care, fear is a healthy part of the divine order. As with any passion, the trouble comes when fear overpowers reason, rather than following its governance. InContinue reading “Fruitful and Unfruitful Fears”

When (and How) to Judge

But to me it is a very small thing to be judged by you or by man’s day: but neither do I judge my own self. Yet am I not hereby justified, but he that judges me is the Lord. 1 Corinthians 4:3-4 According to St. Thomas Aquinas, One should have regard for men’s judgmentContinue reading “When (and How) to Judge”