Tag Archives: love

Intimacy of the Incarnation

August 15th is a holiday commemorating the Virgin Mary  (or, more specifically in the Roman tradition, her assumption into heaven at the end of her life).  This year, August 15th was also my wife’s due date, but as it turned … Continue reading

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Love’s Limits

As Christians we talk about love quite a lot.  Love the Lord your God – that’s the first and great commandment.  Love your neighbor as yourself – that’s the second.  Love is the fulfillment of the Law.  Perfect love casts … Continue reading

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Mourning with Orlando

So as I’m sure everyone in the country knows by now, there was a large-scale shooting in Orlando early Sunday morning.  The death toll, as I’ve read, is up to 50, plus 53 wounded, apparently making this the largest terrorist … Continue reading

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The Four Degrees of Love

St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090 – 1153) was a monk who was very influential in his day and has been ever since.  Even the Protestant Reformers, including John Calvin and Martin Luther, looked back on his writings with fondness and … Continue reading

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Frequently Misused Verses: God so loved the world

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16 What?  The favorite memory verse of Evangelical Christianity has been misunderstood all this … Continue reading

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A Priest’s Love for the Church

One of the most significant factors that kept me firmly on the road to the Priesthood (both in my own resolve, and in my public discernment process) was a deep-seated love for the Church.  I didn’t know how to express … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day 2015

Happy St. Valentine’s Day! Our Hallmark Greeting Card culture may not be aware of this, but there actually was a Christian priest in the 200’s named Valentine who was remembered as a saint. Like many Christians in the Early Church, … Continue reading

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