I like to think the somber title of this reflection is inspired by pious meditation on the Sunday Scriptures.
In chapters 17-18 of Revelation St John uses several ancient rhetorical techniques.
Praise be to God for the gift of marriage and family, which He has made the building block of human society!
Chapter 14 of Revelation opens as a counter point to the worship of the beast described in Chapter 13.
One common difference between our modern notion of Bible interpretation and the ancient one we see in the Bible itself,
Only recently, it seems, we have left behind the beauties of the Christmas mystery,
Last Lent Pope Francis captured media attention again by doing something utterly unexpected:
As we come to the end of the series of judgments concluding with the seven bowls of God’s fury in Revelation 16, we notice another transition that occurs beginning with Chapter 12 of Revelation.
As we continue our study of Revelation, we have observed a series of three sets of progressive judgments involving seven seal-openings, seven trumpets and finally seven bowls of God’s wrath.
Two great events in the last weeks are fresh in my memory as I share a few thoughts on Vocations this week.