The Sword – Review

Most of the world has been destroyed by a deadly virus, followed by a nuclear war. Technology is useless without the utilities and infrastructure to support it. Survivors are so widely dispersed that nearly all “modern” knowledge and convenience has disappeared. 400 years later, groups of people have organized into medieval style villages and countries, […]... Read More

Judgement Calls

This morning’s sermon was about making judgements.  The gospel passage today was from Matthew 7:1-5. “Do not judge and you will not be judged…”  The pastor of my dad’s church talked about the judgments he had experienced and had made on his recent holiday.  I could totally relate. Afterwards, another early mass goer was telling […]... Read More

Glory to God in the Highest and…um…The Feast of the Annunciation

One of the few things I enjoy when I’m in the Big City is being able to attend daily Mass.  I usually go early, and the nuns and postulants are among the regulars, as well as several working, retired and possibly 1 or 2 homeless persons.  Today, the Feast of the Annunciation was celebrated, which […]... Read More

The Heavenly Man

China is a Communist country.  Christianity is illegal and those who preach it are cruelly treated.  If a family has one child already and is found to be expecting another, the mother is detained and the developing baby aborted.  If the mother manages to escape and have her baby, enormous fines and other punishments are […]... Read More

Love Amid The Ashes

I found this book in our public library’s NEW section.  Looking at the title I thought ‘ick, another Harlequin or Avon romance type’.  But the cover illustration drew me in, and I picked it up and read the back, then glanced inside.  Hooked, and intrigued by our librarian’s seemingly sudden propensity for Christian fiction, I […]... Read More

Bread in Abundance

Today’s Mass readings speak of a richly generous God. Isaiah 25:6-10 “…the Lord of Hosts will provide for all peoples a feast of rich food and choice wines”. Psalm 23 – need I quote? Matthew 15:29-37 is the story of Jesus feeding the 4000 (not including women and children). I grasped the point immediately: With […]... Read More