Monthly Archive: November 2015

A reason to tremble

As the Church awaits the post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation wherein one may reasonably expect Pope Francis to lay out a pathway for unrepentant public adulterers (and perhaps even active homosexuals) to receive Holy Communion, it occurs to me that collectively we may not be …

Tuning into Francis

Pope Francis has a gift. No, it’s not the gift of faith, but it’s a gift nonetheless, and that is the ability to communicate with remarkable clarity. Yes, I know, Francis has long been criticized for creating a whirlwind of confusion among Catholics …

Scoot over, Mary

Meet the Hindu goddess, Lakshmi. She is, according to the pagans that invented her, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Her name is derived from the Sanskrit word laksme, meaning “goal;” the significance of which being that those who worship Lakshmi will supposedly …