Four Blood Moons – This is What it Means

Fr. Joel Church meets World, God & Faith

“I am coming soon.” – Jesus There has been much buzz about four consecutive total lunar eclipses, each happing on the Jewish feast days, and the last being a “supermoon” eclipse on September 27-28. Some say that it is a sign of the end times, others that it’s just a natural phenomenon that means nothing. It is true that a …

Zombie Apocalypse Now

Benjamin Free Range

I recently watched the trailer for an upcoming film about the world being taken over by zombies (World War Z). I must admit that I like a good monster movie, and zombies are about the only monster we have left, now that vampires, werewolves and witches have been turned into blockbuster heroes in Hollywood. Although I like a good monster …

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+303+ Start packing for Eternity (Advent 1)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Advent, 1st Sunday. Over Thanksgiving my brother thought he had plenty of time to pack, then he wasn’t ready in time. Jesus warns us in today’s Gospel that we need to stay ready for His coming: “Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap.” What if the so-called “Mayan Prophecy” is true and the world really does end on December 21, 2012? You have 19 days left. Or, what if your death comes even sooner? What do you need to change to be ready for Christ? Do you need to forgive someone, or make a good Confession? Christ is coming soon; start packing. (2 Dec 2012)

God sent Hurricane Sandy

Benjamin God & Faith, Life on Planet Earth

The awesome power of nature should make us tremble. The photographs of Hurricane Sandy’s recent visit to the United States remind us of that power: rivers running through city streets, homes destroyed, buildings torn apart, and beaches moved about. I firmly believe that there are only two ways to see a hurricane, just as there are only two ways to …

Oil – another sign of the Apocalypse

Benjamin Life on Planet Earth

My brother pointed out that the oil spill should keep us humble, and remind us how limited our capabilities really are. In this sense, the disaster is a natural consequence of pushing too far. It is exactly the same to say that the oil spill is God’s wrath for our arrogance, and His warning to repent. After all, it is …

Apocalypse 2012 end of the world!

Benjamin Society Today

Hollywood is churning out more and more films that destroy the world. The classic nuclear holocaust and radioactive winter has lost popularity recently, but climate change might cause floods of biblical proportions or a new ice age. Gigantic meteors could pulverize the earth. When the possibility of natural disasters ends, the real terror begins. An unstoppable pandemic viruses, engineered in …