The Holy Spirit: The Giver of Life

Mysteries and paradoxes flow from this which I can only hint at with my puny mind and blathering tongue.  The first of these is that, as Paul says, “No one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except by the Holy Spirit” (1 Corinthians12:3).  This seems like a contradiction since Jesus is the one who reveals the […]

The Holy Spirit: Symbols of the Holy Spirit

You may have seen cars with fish stickers on them.  This is a symbol of Christ dating back nearly two thousand years.  It was a sort of code by which early Christians could identify themselves to each other inconspicuously in a world where being a Christian could be fatal to you and your family and […]

The Holy Spirit: The Lord

As we shall see in more detail presently, the Holy Spirit, since he is God, is present from the very beginning.  And since he is present and is, indeed, the chief Author of the Scriptures he inspired, he is himself hidden there.  But it is the peculiar nature of his relationship with us that we […]

The Holy Spirit: Introduction

Pentecost having been celebrated on Sunday, I thought it would be good time to take a look at the Creed’s teaching on the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity. What follows is from the draft of my book on the Creed. Feel free to to offer questions and comments in the comboxes. I can’t promise […]

The Holy Ghost by John Donne

O Holy Ghost, whose temple IAm, but of mud walls and condensed dust,And being sacrilegiouslyHalf wasted with youth’s fires, of pride and lustMust with new storms be weather-beat;Double in my heart Thy flame,Which let devout sad tears intend; and let(Though this glass lanthorn, flesh, do suffer maim)Fire, Sacrifice, Priest, Altar be the same.

The World the MAGA “Prolife” Antichrist Gun Cult of Death Has Created

Conservative MAGA antichrist religion lies that it serves Jesus. Christ called us to lay down our lives in love of neighbor. The great commandment of the Gun Cult, according to FOX, is “Have a plan to kill everyone you meet.” That is the world they have created in the US. This twice daily hostage situation […]

The Parable of the Wheat and Tares vs. MAGA Antichrist Religion

Jesus tells a parable aimed at the prevention of Puritanism in the Church: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. So when the plants came up and bore […]

MAGA Gun Cult Celebration of Sadistic Cruelty

There used to be a time when the slaughter of children by the Gun Cult retained enough moral horror for the Cult that it at least was forced to respond with denial for its complicity in the horror it fights to create and maintain. So after massacres at Sandy Hook, Parkland, and Uvalde, the Cult […]