Return to the Lord Your God

The motto of Fr. Junipero Serra, founder of the California missions, was, “Always go forward, never turn back.” That may have been good advice for a missionary, but you can’t apply it to the spiritual life. This is Lent, a season celebrated by most Christians, and its theme we hear proclaimed by the prophet Joel:…

Jimmy Akin on the Second Coming

Jimmy Akin responds to someone’s question about the Second Coming of Jesus. That leads me to wonder: When was the last time you’ve heard a sermon on this topic in a Catholic or a mainline Protestant Church? I never have. I’ve heard more sermons on NFP–or even the 12 Steps(!). And yet the Second Coming…