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State of the Pro-Life Struggle - Part 2

Posted by Father James Reutter

January 21, 2018

Tomorrow, January 22nd, marks the 45th anniversary of the tragic U.S. Supreme Court decisions that invented a so-called constitutional “right” to kill innocent child in the womb for essentially any reason. I wrote about the state of the pro-life union last week and this week wanted ... Read More »

State of the Pro-Life Struggle - Part 1

Posted by Father James Reutter

January 14, 2018

On January 22nd of this year, just over a week from today, we will be observing the 45th anniversary of the horrendous U.S. Supreme Court decisions that invented a so-called constitutional “right” to kill an innocent child in the womb for essentially any reason. The result? ... Read More »

Epiphany: God's Promise Revealed and Fulfilled

Posted by Father James Reutter

January 7, 2018

In our American culture, we don’t make a very big deal out of the feast of Epiphany, January 7th. We tend to be influenced by the Protestant culture and its “one and done” celebration of Christmas Day on December 25th, with the temptation to move on ... Read More »

Christmas and the Family

Posted by Father James Reutter

December 21, 2017

Due to a quirk of the calendar (Christmas falling on Monday this year) we have the two “family” holidays of the Christmas season back to back: First, the celebration of the feast of the Holy Family on Sunday, immediately followed by the solemn feast of Mary, ... Read More »

Mysteries Inside of Mysteries

Posted by Father James Reutter

December 24, 2017

In later years, after raising all of us kids and after my dad’s death, my mother finally got to engage in the travel she loved so much.  The highlight of all her travels was a trip to Russia, not too long after the Soviet Union fell.  ... Read More »

The Saints of Advent - The Pope Who Gave Us the Bible

Posted by Father James Reutter

December 17, 2017

This year, the Advent season is very short. So before it’s too late I wanted to write about one of the great – and often overlooked – Advent saints of the Church. His name was Pope Damasus and he reigned in the 300s. He is not ... Read More »

Let them eat cake?

Posted by Father James Reutter

December 10, 2017

Let them eat cake? I have written a few times in the past about a Supreme Court case that is very important for Christians. Its title is Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Initial arguments for the case are being heard by the high court ... Read More »

Lo! He Comes!

Posted by Father James Reutter

December 3, 2017

We begin the season of Advent today. It is as short as it can possibly be this year, because of the way Christmas falls: just 22 days long. That means that we have a limited time to do what Jesus Christ wants us to do this ... Read More »

The Four Last Things - Part 4 - Hell

Posted by Father James Reutter

November 26, 2017

As I conclude my series on the last things – the most important things to ponder because they deal with our eternal life – I come to the most difficult one to write about and contemplate: hell. It is difficult to write on for several reasons:  ... Read More »

The Four Last Things - Part 3 - Purgatory

Posted by Father James Reutter

November 19, 2017

One of the most famous Christian works of art of all time is the scene in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel painted by the great artist Michelangelo (early 16th Century Italian painter and sculptor). That famous chapel is where the cardinals elect the Pope. Five million tourists ... Read More »