Reflection for May 29th, 2018

Last week, there was a referendum in Ireland to vote on discontinuing the country’s ban on abortions. In this “Catholic” nation, the referendum passed by an overwhelming majority as 1.4 million people voted to lift the ban on abortions while 724,000 voted against it (based on 68% of the vote). Now it is in the hands of Ireland’s governing body … Read More

Daily Prayer by Dr. Albert Rossi

Father Thomas Hopko often said, “All is well.”  He would quote Saint Therese of Lisieux who said, “For the heart that loves, all is well.”  But, at first glance, all doesn’t seem well.  We need only look at the front page of any newspaper, or the insides of our hard hearts.  All doesn’t seem well.  That’s the point.  We are called to … Read More

Reflection for May 22nd, 2018

As many know by now, another school shooting took place at Santa Fe High School in Texas last week, during which 10 people were killed.  The student who committed this act had a shotgun and a handgun that he had hidden under his trench coat.  I issued a statement several months ago on the Florida high school shooting.  While I still stand by that statement, I realize it is an … Read More

Reflection for May 15th, 2018

“And as He was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before Him, and asked Him, ‘Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’  And Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good?  No one is good but God alone.  You know the commandments: Do not kill, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not … Read More

Reflection for May 8th, 2018

While the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret. And he saw two boats by the lake; but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And … Read More

Reflection for May 1st, 2018

Jesus began His public ministry proclaiming, “Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”  These words lie at the heart of living our Orthodox Christian Faith.  The call to “repent” is not a one-time event we experience, or had experienced, at one point in our life.  It is a call to change our minds, to turn from how we had previously understood our life.  It is an … Read More