The Gospel for this Sunday is the Road to Emmaus. This passage of scripture has always had a special meaning for me. My episcopal motto, Mane Nobiscum Domine (Stay with us Lord), is taken from this passage. This simple plea from the two disciples assumes even greater significance as we confront the reality of the coronavirus pandemic. We need the […]
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This article was published by Choice is an Illusion on April 24, 2020.
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I. RELIEF REQUESTED
A blessed Third Sunday of Easter to all our readers! Christus surrexit vere, alleluia!
Father Raymond de Souza has posted in the Catholic Register a nostalgic and laudatory reflection on fellow priest and journalist Father de Valk, which is worth a read.
And, while on the many battles fought by the feisty Dutchman de Valk, one of which was education, there are warning clouds on the horizon from Harvard for all our homeschooling readers. The Ivy League College is hosting a conference led by a certain Elizabeth Bartholet – this is one event I hope Covid prevents – whose theme is to make children being taught by their parents illegal. Dr. Bartholet’s days of educating any children – it’s unclear if she had any – are well over, as records state that she was married in the early sixties. But, like Herr Hitler himself, she certainly wants to make it verboten for everyone else, claiming that homeschooled children are generally ill-educated, badly socialized, and need the State’s benign hand.
In December 1947, an unknown Dutch Premonstratensian wrote an article for his Abbey magazine called ‘No Room at the Inn’. In it, he pleaded for the restoration of love in a lacerated world, as he […]
How do we experience the joy of the Resurrection when we feel sad and hopeless? The story of the road to Emmaus in today’s Gospel (Luke 24) shows us that when we reach out to those in need with an act of kindness we are awakened to the presence of the Risen Lord in our midst.