Father Moreilli Considers Leaving the Priesthood

Photo by cottonbro pexels.com It was December 26, Boxing Day in Canada and there in Italy, it was St. Stephen's Day, a national holiday. Father Morelli wondered what Genet was doing. How was she going to spend the day? After they had made love last night, they fell asleep in each other's arms. At four …

Mary’s Response to Gabriel’s Message

The angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary. And having come in, the angel said to her, "Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are …

God’s Answer & Zacharias’ Doubt

When Zacharias was in the temple of the Lord, an angel of the appeared to him, standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled and great fear fell upon him. But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is …

Caught in a Lie

Free Bible Images A married couple named Ananias and Sapphira sold their land. Ananias kept back part of the proceeds and his wife was aware of this. He brought a portion of the money and laid it at the apostles' feet but Peter said to him, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie …

Sightseeing, Nigerian Food & the Eucharist

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Father Morelli left the loft. He was Saturday afternoon and he was going to meet Genet at Monte Mario. They would go for a walk in the park after admiring the views of Rome from the hill. Afterwards, they would visit Santa Croce a Monte Mario. He was looking forward …

A Suitable Helper

And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him - Genesis 2:18 A wife is meant to be her husband's companion, helper, not his subordinate. God created Eve from Adam's rib which is in his side. This means that she was side by side with him, not ahead or …

Baptism, Circumcision, Vivaldi and…

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com "You're all dressed up," Father Morelli said to Genet when he walked over to the pew where she was sitting. "Yes. This morning, my cousin's son was dedicated." "So, the child wasn't baptized?" "No. My church doesn't believe in infant baptism. We dedicate children just as Joseph and Mary dedicated …

Watch Your Tongue

Photo by Ketut Subiyanto on Pexels.com Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.  We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. When we put bits into the mouths …

Father Jörgensen’s Questionings

A week ago, I was asked to baptize an infant later that morning. I have misgivings about it because nowhere in the Bible is there any such thing as infant baptism. Jesus wasn't baptized until He was thirty years old. As a baby, He was dedicated to the Lord. Last night I read every scripture …

The Holy Stairs, Martin Luther & Indulgences

Dushan was waiting in a café for Chioma so that they could go to Archbasilica of Saint John in Laterano and also to see the famous Scala Sancta, known as the Holy Stairs believed to be part of Pontius Pilate's palace in Jerusalem and are the same ones Jesus climbed before being tried by the …

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