A Scar is Not a Wound

When we suffer wounds, especially traumatic wounds (fired from a job, a divorce, loss of a loved one, abuse, etc.) God can bring healing. Healing takes time and often the most healing comes through others who have suffered the same kind of wounding. Wounding changes us however. It leaves scars. But scars are not wounds. Scars are what remain when the wounds heal. Don't pick at the … [Read more...]

Can You Help a Priest in Need?

It's unfortunate but true: Sometimes priests are treated unfairly and the results can be financially catastrophic. A friend of mine, a solid priest with a great track record and no hint of scandal, untoward behavior or anything else that warrants the kind of treatment he is receiving, is undergoing some grave difficulty at the moment. I want to raise $1,000 to help him through his current … [Read more...]

Arrested Development: The Destruction Of Masculinity In A Pornified Culture

In my experience the following paragraph from the essay below describes the social world of young men that is accurate and true. I see it as a social crisis of the first order. Pornography imposes personal and social costs we are only beginning to comprehend. I see this time and again when I deal with young men trying to learn how to become men. Underlying these costs is the broader argument … [Read more...]

St. Basil the Great and Christian Philanthropy

By John G. Panagiotou Many things are said and written about the great Cappodocian Father of the 4th century St. Basil the Great of Caesarea. In Basil the Great, we find the consummate theologian, liturgical scholar, ascetic and evangelist of the Faith. Too often, however, one more aspect of Basil is left overlooked and that is Basil as the first great Christian philanthropist. It is with this … [Read more...]

An Exchange on Homosexuality and Culture

In a comment on the Monomakhos blog, I offered this prediction: The romance with homosexualism can only last for so long -- five years tops and we are in year one. In another two years public doubts will start to surface. In year four those doubts will start shaping into a consensus. In year five the waters of this tsunami will start to recede. Why do I say this? Because nothing in the … [Read more...]

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