“What happened?” A Question for Easter Witnesses and Year One Seminarians.

  The first year of seminary is complete.  The first of two years of study in Philosophy.  The first of six years overall to prepare to become a priest of Jesus Christ.  What can be said of this experience?  What happened?  What changed in my life?  What was seminary life like?  A lot of these … Continue reading “What happened?” A Question for Easter Witnesses and Year One Seminarians.

From Narnia to Middle Earth: An Unexpected Journey into the Catholic Church

"It's--it's a magic wardrobe.  There's a wood inside it, and it's snowing, and there's a Faun and a witch and it's called Narnia; come and see." --Lucy, from 'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe' by C.S. Lewis   The Wardrobe to Narnia Since my childhood, I always loved Lewis' stories about the adventures in … Continue reading From Narnia to Middle Earth: An Unexpected Journey into the Catholic Church

The Most Loved Lover

The 'unmoved mover'.  That is the concept that the greek philosopher, Aristotle (384-322 B.C.), proposed.  Aristotle's 'unmoved mover' was the first cause that set the universe into motion.  He described this 'umoved mover' as "perfectly beautiful, indivisible, and contemplating only the perfect contemplation: itself contemplating."  The unmoved mover is not moved by any prior motion.  Being one … Continue reading The Most Loved Lover

!!!Surprise!!! God loves to!!!

  We live in a world that cherishes "Keeping it together" and "maitaining composure".  We value schedules, familiarity, plans, 'no funny business', and 'expecting the unexpected'.  We live in a world where we like our 'wonder' planned and controlled.  Many of these values are all well and good, but I fear that as these aspects of life have … Continue reading !!!Surprise!!! God loves to!!!