By Rev. Michael P. Orsi, CNSNews - John the Baptist is one of those biblical figures about whom people are often unclear... He shows up in the Gospels as “the voice of one crying out in the wilderness,” who proclaims Christ’s arrival — his advent. But John’s status is sort of nebulous throughout, and he exits the story as abruptly as he enters it... We should recognize John for what he really was: a champion of truth.
By Douglas Andrews, Patriot Post - “It’s easy to criticize, but they’re really criticizing science because I represent science. That’s dangerous. To me, that’s more dangerous than the slings and the arrows that get thrown at me. I’m not going to be around here forever, but science is going to be here forever. And if you damage science, you are doing something very detrimental to society long after I leave. And that’s what I worry about.”... So said Dr. Anthony Fauci last month. Fauci, of course, is the man most responsible for U.S. COVID-19 policy and all the miseries associated with it.
In preparation for the coming of Christmas, we have been discussing some of St. Thomas Aquinas’ writings. In this last installment we’ll be looking at his commentary on the time and place of Jesus’ birth... We live in a culture that tends toward a kind of temporal pride. We think that we have come of age, that we are smarter and wiser than our forebears. Scientific, technical, and medical knowledge are more highly developed to be sure, but there is more to life than what falls into those realms.
Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word - Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word - Luke 7:18-23 - The disciples of John told him of all these things. And John, calling to him two of his disciples, sent them to the Lord, saying, "Are you he who is to come, or shall we look for another?" And when the men had come to him, they said, "John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, `Are you he who is to come, or shall we look for another?'"...