I recently read an article entitled “Why the Fidget Spinner Is A Terrible Analogy For The Holy Trinity,” and I must say, it got my blood boiling just a tad. Written by Ryan Scheel on the blog uCatholic, who is an astute and thoughtful person, the blog article is somewhat reductive and a little misleading. […]
As we prepare to celebrate the first of the great Solemnities in Ordinary Time, the Most Holy Trinity, we are reminded that the central mystery of the Faith, from which all other mysteries flow, is a mystery of communion. More specifically, a Communion of Love. What does it mean to say the Trinity is a […]
2,500 years ago, Socrates decried the practice of sophistry, the “art” of argument, and making ones own position stronger and another’s weaker by turns of phrase and pithy sayings. Our own society has it’s own version of sophistry, which has been termed the “soundbite” culture.
“Winter is coming.” This is the famous tagline for many of the events of the ultra-popular television series Game of Thrones. It’s a reminder that House Stark may be down, but they’re never out.
This weeks Gospel of the Ten Lepers reminds us the necessity of gratitude. It can be so easy for us to gloss over the fact that one of the lepers came back to Jesus, only one of the ten, in order to give thanks to God.
This is a relatively new saying, originating in subcultures where hatred, racism, discrimination have ugly consequences.
Can you think of a more terrifying thing to hear than, “I do no know where you are from…Depart from me, all you evildoers!” from the Lord? If any of us can think of something more bone chilling than those words, we should really take time to examine our lives.
The Gospel for the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr C seems to be a contradictory one: how come Jesus is talking about being a cause of division? Isn’t He supposed to be the Prince of Peace, bringing harmony and rainbows and lollipops to the world?
One of my favorite book series growing up was Harry Potter. I was about Harry’s age when the first book came out, and I don’t mind telling you that part of my adolescent brain held out the hope that I would receive an owl-borne letter inviting me to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Fr. Colin Mulhall is a priest of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, currently serving as the Associate Pastor at St. Robert of Newminster Parish in Ada, Michigan. He was ordained in 2016.
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