Show Me My Cross

“The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.”  It was true in the second century when Tertullian first penned those words, and it’s been the experience of saints somewhere on the planet in every age since. In his profound spiritual reflection, Silence and Beauty,  Makoto Fujimura reconsiders the awe and the agony of … More Show Me My Cross

Make Believe War

Another day, another slaughter at the hands of terrorists.  This time, it’s a beach in France.  This time, the body count is 70 dead and counting.  To no one’s surprise, the heartless executioner was named Mohamed. No wonder there’s a rising tide of rage against apathetic world leaders.  Once again, President Obama will condemn the … More Make Believe War