Elf: A Story of Our Need for the Father

Thomas Griffin 12/23/22 Read “Empty Tomb Project: The Magazine” David Berenbaum was the screenwriter for the now Christmas classic, Elf, starring Will Ferrell as an elf named Buddy. Recently, a Netflix documentary “The Christmas Movies That Made Us” was released which captured amazing footage and backstories concerning the production of the film. Similar to soContinue reading “Elf: A Story of Our Need for the Father”

It’s A Wonderful (And True) Life

FROM SILVER SCREEN COLLECTION/GETTY IMAGES Thomas Griffin 12/25/22 Read “Empty Tomb Project: The Magazine” So many watch the 1946 classic It’s a Wonderful Life each year during the Christmas season. For my family’s first year with our son Benedict we will start the tradition of watching it on Christmas Day. What is it about thisContinue reading “It’s A Wonderful (And True) Life”

Washington’s Inaugural Address: Rely on Truth and God

Thomas Griffin 7/4/21 On April 30, 1789 George Washington delivered his inaugural address and became the first president of the United States. His words remind us that our country was founded by and fought for by noble, courageous, and faithful men who were grounded in God’s providential care. “It would be peculiarly improper to omitContinue reading “Washington’s Inaugural Address: Rely on Truth and God”

It’s Time to Restore the Sunday Obligation

Thomas Griffin 2/25/21 (For Crisis Magazine) The time has come for Catholics to return to Mass in person, and the time has come for bishops to restore the Sunday Mass obligation. Catholics are not missing the sacrifice of the Mass because of COVID-19, they are skipping Mass because they simply do not think it isContinue reading “It’s Time to Restore the Sunday Obligation”

Neglecting the Sacred: The President’s First Words

Thomas Griffin 1/22/21 President Joe Biden’s inauguration address contained several mentions of faith, a pause for silent prayer as well multiple occasions invoking God’s name and protection for unity to reign in our country. These are objectively good things which are needed for our time and circumstances. The second Catholic president also mentioned a quoteContinue reading “Neglecting the Sacred: The President’s First Words”

The Thirst (Teresa/Therese) Effect

Thomas Griffin 1/19/21 The Thirst (Teresa/Therese) Effect – Ascension Press (1/13/21) Excerpt: ” The present situation of the world, with all of its challenges and sufferings, carries at least one benefit: many of us have more time for prayer than ever before. “Moments of reflection” are increasingly part of our daily lives, at least forContinue reading “The Thirst (Teresa/Therese) Effect”