Tag Archives: hope

How to be human

Moral Theologians instruct us that there are three main virtues, known as theological virtues. They are Faith, Hope and Caritas. Caritas is one of those specialized Latin words. Sometimes it is translated as Love; at other times Charity. In English, of … Continue reading

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Although he appeared more than a dozen times on the David Letterman show, I would imagine that most of us who read this blog are not huge fans of the music of the late Warren Zevon.  Maybe I’m wrong!  Well, you probably … Continue reading

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The Church and Contemporary Society: God and Higgs boson

…it demonstrates to me just how far we are from the truth of the Gospel– as Jesus preached it… Continue reading

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Advent, the Season of New Beginnings

Prophets and prophesy. Generally speaking, when people think about either, they think about unpleasant people delivering the unpleasant message about God’s judgment and the punishment. Deep down inside, we know we deserve both. How can we believe and accept the … Continue reading

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Somehow, they’re different . . .

Although there have been inroads into what is called bullying these days, when you and I were in school, we all knew the kid that was different, who just did not see the world quite in the way that everyone … Continue reading

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The possibility of hope…

We tend to value those who live with both feet on the ground as the pragmatic ones. We tend to miss that pragmatism and realism do not serve the possibility of hope. In fact, I’ve been at plenty of meetings in which the pragmatism and realism expounded there obliterated all hope, all joy, all creativity. Continue reading

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