“Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel (which means, God with us).” Matthew 1:23 We are reminded over and over again during the Advent and Christmas Seasons of the incredible nature of the Incarnation – the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. But now that…

[ NOTE: In April of 2016, Deacon Greg Kandra posted the following on his blog: “The Deacon’s Bench.” Recent events have brought it to my attention again — I thought it was imperative that I bring it to yours.] The conversation threw me for a loop. A religious ed teacher told me about a talk he…

One of the first concepts you learn in the study of the arts is “the willing suspension of disbelief.” This means that, when watching something like a movie or a stage play, you allow for liberties in the passage of time and other dramatic incongruities. For example, many days or even years can pass in mere minutes, and characters divided by…