The Apostle drove out the spirit of divination from her

The Apostle drove out the spirit of divination from her
(Acts 16 : 1 6–34) Holy epistle encourages us to think about something we do not think of very often, something we do not consider an important or serious issue. I am referring to soothsaying, fortune telling, magic, etc. Many of us, after finishing our cup of coffee, half jokingly, half seriously turn the cup ...

There is no partiality with God

There is no partiality with God
(Rom. 2 : 10 – 6) The words of St. Paul addressed to the Romans, in its second chapter warns and instills fear in us, but also gives us hope in the belief that there is a higher form of justice than the one in this world and that God sees every individual, every nation ...

Accomplishing the impossible

Accomplishing the impossible
(Heb. 11 : 33 – 12 : 2) In his Epistle to the Hebrews, in the eleventh chapter, our good Apostle Paul speaks about faith and the power of faith, by which the righteous of the Old Testament pleased God. Among other things you heard that these heroes of the faith “through faith subdued kingdoms, ...

About Self Defence

Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses. (Neh 4:14 (KJV) There was an unfortunate event in our community that happened recently: one of our man, better to say, one of our child, in ...

On human sexuality and God’s Law

On human sexuality and God's Law
Holy Church celebrates the Conception of Saint John the Baptist. Again and again this festal day prompts reflections that inevitably yield a gentle thought about how comprehensive our Holy Church is in its understanding of sexuality and human nature. By celebrating the Conception of Saint John the Baptist, we really celebrate the arrangement of this ...

Women in Church and society

“Who can find a virtuous woman, because she is far more worthy than a pearl” (Proverbs 31, 10). “And, whoever found that woman has found good and obtained the favour of the Lord”(Proverbs 18, 22). “A good woman is God’s gift. A home and property is inherited from fathers, and a prudent wife is a ...

What you do not do, others will

What you do not do, others will
Early last week a top news stories on CBC truly hit my nerve. In mid-January a group of 30 Islamic terrorists captured an Algerian oil refinery and held its workers hostages. Algerian Special Forces intervened and the outcome was tragic: more than 70 people died, including 29 terrorists. When the attack took place, the terrorists ...

Fear the Lord; do not kill the innocent and unprotected

Fear the Lord; do not kill the innocent and unprotected
My sad and dreary thoughts and contemplations began before the holiday of the birth of our Most Holy and Cherished Mother of God; Holy Mary. The words “giving birth” began swirling within the depth of my soul and have me partaking in the fates of those dear and known to me, and to the people ...

There is but a step between me and death

There is but a step between me and death
It is not easy to think about death and even worse to write about it, but there comes a time for both the one and the other. In view of the fact that even one of his parishioners is like the ostrich sticking his head in the sand, when death is in question, a priest ...

We and the Church

We and the Church
When we think about the Church – if we think about the Church at all – we must admit that we have alienated ourselves from its true, original meaning . There are  people for whom the Church is a place to liberate their unfulfilled ambitions. There are also those for whom the Church is a ...