Are you tired of talking and never doing? Understanding but never applying? Striving but never moving? Does your faith feel like something you merely believe and not something you really live or experience? Is “getting close to Christ” an abstract idea for you? Do you desperately want to stop sinning, but you feel helpless in the face of temptation? Do you feel like you’re missing something?
Well you’re not alone. The Church is dying in America because of these problems.
Take heart though! There is a solution. My goal is to show you the big and little things you can do this year, this week, this day, this moment to actually grow in charity and become a saint. I think we got so caught up arguing about who best knew the path to holiness that we all actually forgot it. I’m not going to argue with you about Vatican II or the proper Canon or faith and works or Sola Scriptura. You don’t need a theology degree to get into heaven. I don’t want to tell you why you should be a Catholic. There are plenty of other people who can do that.
I’m going to tell you how to be a Catholic.
The world is tired of words: it wants deeds; it wants to see Christians living out the dogmas they profess.
-St. Alberto Hurtado
The recent spread of COVID-19 has given all of us an excellent opportunity! I won’t pretend to be an expert under the circumstances. Like many others, I have also been confused about what to think and how exactly to handle this unique and unexpected situation. I do however think there is one thing we can […]
There are a bunch of paper cards at the back of my local church. They are pretty simple, and when you first see them, it isn’t clear that they have any purpose whatsoever. All they have written on them is the sentence: “I give through eGive!” The “eGive” being referred to is actually a pretty […]
St. Francis de Sales – Poverty and Wealth. This is an excerpt taken from St. Francis de Sales’s book, “Introduction to the Devout Life.”