My invisible friend

One of the favorite taunts of atheists is that religious people believe in an “invisible friend.” They are implying, of course, that religion is little more than a pathetic exercise in wishful thinking, a reversion to childish patterns of projection and self-protection.  It is well past time, they say, for believers to grow up, leave…

Thought for the day

(The thought for the day is based on the Mass readings for the day) Thus says the Lord: When Israel was a child I loved him, out of Egypt I called my son. Hosea 11:1 Only the Gospel of Matthew records the accounts of the Holy Family having to flee to Egypt after Jesus is…

Thought for the day

(The thought for the day is based on the Mass readings for the day) “Sow for yourselves justice, reap the fruit of piety; break up for yourselves a new field, for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain down justice upon you.” Hosea 10:12 It was clear to the Old…