Sunday Sermon: Don't be a coward
When it comes to their faith lives, folks with a deep conviction can be extremely defensive. I've even heard some go so far as to claim that those who don't follow the same belief system and faith practices they do will even end up in hell when they die. The fact is that neither … Continue reading Sunday Sermon: Jesus Christ is the Church
Another day marks the return of another regular series to my website. This time it will be the weekly 'Sunday Sermon' series geared towards religious/spiritual issues. This series is one of my oldest, beginning all the way back in September 2005. It ran fairly regularly through 2013, but then disappeared for the better part of … Continue reading Sunday Sermon: Giving thanks for modern religious
This past weekend, the Catholic Church enjoyed a rare celebration of the canonization of two of it's former leaders, John XXIII (pictured) and John Paul II. In the ceremony, both men were recognized and publicly proclaimed as saints.We understand that sainthood for an individual bestows upon them some special designation and title, but do you really … Continue reading What is a Saint, and Who Goes to Heaven?