Father Michael Himes offers a collection of interesting and provocative reflections on ten major Catholic topics and invites us to consider them from a new perspective.
Trinity: The Trinity is not one just doctrine among many; we believe in everything in terms of the Trinity.Grace: When we look for God’s loving presence in all things, we acknowledge that all of creation is sacred.Incarnation: The Incarnation is the highest compliment ever paid to humanity. God has chosen to become like us and, in doing so, invites us to become fully human.Salvation: Salvation is the story of God entering the world to reaffirm the first judgment: We are good.Church: The Church brings us together, and in coming together we discover what it means to love God.Baptism: Our being baptized is never finished until we have been fully and completely raised with Christ.Eucharist: The Eucharist both makes us who we are and reveals to us where we are going.Sacraments of Vocation: Matrimony and Holy Orders can each be a rich source of joy, a meaningful use of talents and a way to give oneself away to others.Reconciliation: Reconciliation is not about how wicked I am but a celebration of how good God is.Tradition: The only way we can truly live the faith is by developing it, passing it on and allowing it to grow.
REV. MICHAEL J. HIMES holds a doctorate in theology from the University of Chicago. He has taught at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, New York, and the University of Notre Dame. He is currently on the faculty at Boston College.