Browsing the December 2019 archive of Apologetics

Full of Grace

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 12/05/19

The Immaculate Conception: An Ancient Belief

Guess who has appeared on the U.S. stamps more than any other person: The Blessed Virgin Mary.  Yep, you read right. Mary has appeared on the stamp more than any president, founding father or entertainer.

The reason, of course, is all the religious-themed ... Read More »

On the First Sunday of Advent: A Message from Your Pastor

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 12/05/19

Last weekend we celebrated the Feast of Christ the King: the last Sunday of Ordinary Time. It is one of my favorite liturgical feasts because it was established by one of my favorite popes, Pius XI (1922-1939) and because it was written to stave off a growing secularism in society.

And there is no better example of that growing secularism than the crazy commercialism of Christmas. We celebrate the birth of Jesus the Messiah in Christmas, and yet nearly every mention of Him is done away with. It’s like celebrating your child’s or friend’s birthday and telling them about how great the party is going to be but then asking them not to come. It is ... Read More »