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
St. Peter himself told Christians that they should “practice hospitality ungrudgingly to one another” (1 Peter 4:9). Better yet, this verse comes from the Bible, which means the Holy Spirit inspired it. Just as with all the other commands we find in the Bible, we should take this seriously. We should not read it in […]
St. Augustine – On Prayer. This is a sermon delivered by St. Augustine on the words of the gospel, Matt. 17:19. This is a public domain translation edited by Ambrose Bean.
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 […]