Tag : Repentance

But it is not just communists who oppose Columbus. Here, in the United States, the anti-Columbus movement was sparked by white supremacists nearly 100 years ago. In the 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan promoted negative characterizations of Columbus in order to vilify Catholics and immigrants, many of whom celebrated Columbus not only as a source of ethnic and religious pride …

Continue Reading...
Written on Apr, 12, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

It is only through knowing the love of God and forgiveness of God that any of us can hope to bear the burden of our own sinfulness.

Continue Reading...
Written on Feb, 05, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

Sunday, Feb 5, 2017: Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee; Triodion Begins Today; Agatha the Martyr, Polyeuktos, Partriarch Of Constantinople, Antonios the New Martyr of Athens, Theodosios, Archbishop of Chernigov, Afterfeast of the Presentation of Our Lord and Savior in the Temple, Theodosios of Antioch Epistle: 2 Timothy 3:10-15 Gospel: Luke 18:10-14 We misunderstand the relationship between the Church and …

Continue Reading...
Written on Mar, 13, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

It is here, in our obligation to forgive, that we find the reason for our asceticism, our repentance from sin and our cultivation of the life of virtue. All of this helps us, helps me, to forgive sincerely, generously and wisely.

Continue Reading...
Written on Oct, 01, 2015 by in | 1 Comment.

Love—human and divine—are meant to function synergistically; the latter purifies and deifies the former while the former reveals the latter. The evangelical work of the Church embraces both the immature believer as well as the unbeliever. Both are called to a life of personal Christian discipleship. Both are called to that life of continual repentance that makes it possible to grow in the knowledge and experience of God’s love passing, as Paul says in another place, “from glory to glory.”

Continue Reading...