The Jaws of the Lion

It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins. 2 Maccabees 12:46 Domine, Jesu Christe, Rex gloriae, libera animas omnium fidelium defunctorum de poenis inferni et de profundo lacu. Libera eas de ore leonis ne absorbeat eas tartarus, ne cadant in obscurum; Sed signiferContinue reading “The Jaws of the Lion”

Our Own Judgment

All the saints recommend lifelong meditation on the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell. Regarding the first, its chief characteristic is inevitability. No vaccine, swanky job, celebrity status, or social safety net will postpone our day of reckoning forever. And when that day comes, in comparison to eternity, our life will appear laughablyContinue reading “Our Own Judgment”

Guarding the Gates of Hell

Thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18 The temple of Solomon was built on a very special rock. The Foundation Stone was considered the center of all creation, and a junction between heaven and earth. As Jeff CavinsContinue reading “Guarding the Gates of Hell”