“Jesus Wept,” but His smiles are more plentiful.

Father Luke Suarez, center, parochial vicar, and Monsignor William Weiss, right, pastor at St. Rose of Lima Church in Newtown, CT, distraught at the crime. Obviously no mere human words can undo the pain nor answer the questions nor fully and completely show a way forward from the horror of the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. By “way forward” I’m not talking about government po... More

“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep.”

On Christmas morning 1863 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow found himself in a darkened place at odds with the solemn joy of the day. He had never recovered from the death of his second wife, Frances. She died an agonizing death two years earlier after her dress caught fire in a freak accident while Longfellow napped. He managed to snuff the fire with his own body, but she lingered in that state, succumb... More

Dakota Meyer, Heroism, and the Harrowing of Hell.

Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Dakota Meyer, recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan, says in his profile on his blog, Being honored and called a hero for the worst day of my life is something I still struggle to understand, but I try my best to make something positive out of something negative. It’s a common sentiment among those who survive their ordeal and are so honore... More

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