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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSj3OAdG4-E
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."
"Oh, c'moooooon," says the skeptic. "It's not a big deal." How sure of that are you? How can you possibly watch that without feeling unsettled and disturbed? The first problem is with those women and what we've done to them. We pumped them so full of fame and praise and money and license that they [...]
I was very distracted during mass today. There were a number of things happening around me that made it hard to focus on what was happening at the altar. They were the typical things. The kids behind me were restless and vocal. The sign of peace was awkward. The music selections were questionable. I was [...]