What is the Catholic Response to a Church in Crisis?

Several weeks ago, I was struck by a weekday homily given by our deacon. The deacon reflected on the Gospel passage where Christ tells his disciples to do what the scribes and Pharisees say because they sit upon Moses’ seat.  Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to his disciples, Saying: The scribes and the … Continue reading What is the Catholic Response to a Church in Crisis?

A Closer Look at Cain’s Curse with John Steinbeck

I recently finished reading John Steinbeck’s great novel, East of Eden, in which he illustrates the age old struggle of fallen man to overcome sin and evil. Throughout the story, he alludes strongly to the well-known Genesis account of Cain and Abel, from which he obtains the title of his book. It would not be … Continue reading A Closer Look at Cain’s Curse with John Steinbeck