Posts along the Road

As I mentioned, The Oak Tree is my main webpage where I post articles I’ve published as well as final copies of some things that appear on this blog. To those who are new to this blog, especially my Adventist readers, let me draw your attention to a few articles that may interest you. Casta…

The Ascension

Today is celebrated as the Ascension of Our Lord in many churches (40 days after Easter). The Catholic lectionary gives two options for the second reading, one of which may be Hebrews 9:24-28; 10:19-23: Christ did not enter into a sanctuary made by hands, a copy of the true one, but heaven itself, that he…

Squashing Debate

Saul Anuzis, chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, wants to ban Ron Paul from future GOP presidential debates for daring to contribute an original thought. That’s akin to the Democratic Party’s ostracizing of Robert Casey for his views on abortion. What’s the point of having a debate if you decide ahead of time which viewpoints…

A Last Request

Philip Workman was executed on May 9 for killing a cop in a robbery. During his time on death row, he gave his live to Christ and became a Seventh-day Adventist. He asked that instead of a last meal, a vegetarian pizza be given to a homeless person. The state of Tennessee refused on the…

The Motu Proprio

My non-Catholic readers might not be aware of the buzz that has been going around the Catholic blogosphere for many months about Pope Benedict XVI’s intention to issue a motu proprio (meaning a document he’s issuing in his own name, on his own authority) giving much greater freedom to priests to celebrate mass according to…