The moving heroism of a WWII priest, rabbi and 2 Protestant ministers: 80 years ago today

Like many young men at the time, John P. Washington heard the news about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and decided to enlist.  The difference was, John Washington was a Catholic priest. But he wanted to be able to serve those who would go on to serve their country in... Continue Reading →

Jeremiah 29 And A Message Of Hope

The book of Jeremiah is a book filled with tragedy, beauty, and redemption.  Jeremiah 29 takes place after the exile of the people to Babylon.  In 597 B.C., the king Jehoiachin surrendered to the conquering Babylonian empire and the nobility were exiled to Babylon[1].  To fully understand the context of Jeremiah 29 it is helpful... Continue Reading →

The Holy Name of Jesus

The month of January (Overview – Calendar) is dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus. “In the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth and under the earth” (Phil 2:10). Christ’s name is chosen in heaven, and the Angel Gabriel announces it when he informs the Blessed Virgin of... Continue Reading →

The rock relic of Saint Stephen

In the Diocesan Museum of Ancona (Italy), a stone is preserved in a reliquary – the stone of Saint Stephen. Tradition claims the rock hit Stephen’s elbow as he was stoned to death. And whereas this is not the only rock of Saint Stephen preserved in a church, this one is credited with being responsible... Continue Reading →

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