Satan – An Unexpected Journey

Without doubt, my most favorite and funniest episode of Saturday Night Live was when comedian John Lovitz portrayed the Devil in a parody of “The People’s Court”. As the defendant in the case, Mephistopheles- one of the many names by which the Devil is known- is being sued by a hairdresser who sought to terminate…

The Forgotten Church

Off the beaten path in Lukova, north central Czech Republic, barely stands Saint Georges Church. Built in 1352, this church had been abandoned since the roof collapsed during a 1968 funeral mass. Some townspeople considered this a bad omen, but most of the townspeople however sought to keep the church from being demolished. It played…

Confession – A roadblock to Christ?

Unless you are Catholic, you may not understand the concept of “making a good confession”. It is something within Catholic dogma, and certain aspects of Canon Law, that makes it an obligatory requirement to “make a good confession” before you can be considered eligible to participate in receiving certain Sacraments of the Church.  It is…

Life in a Fishbowl

As a spiritual man of faith, I am asked many times in many different types of situations; usually unfortunate ones, “ How could God let this happen? “  A devastating car accident, an unexpected death, a diagnosed terminal illness or recurring debilitating one, an unforeseen financial hardship and even personal crisis of faith.  “ God…