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 [...]
Many of us are aware that Friday is a "day of penance" in the Church and that, for a long time, Canon Law required Catholics to abstain from meat on all Fridays. If you know this, you probably also know that the Canon changed, and Catholics are no longer bound to this practice under pain [...]
We all have difficult decisions to make in our lives, and perhaps the most important decisions pertain to our vocations. In the beginning we ask whether we're called to marriage or the religious life. If we decide we're called to marriage, we wonder who we ought to date. If we start dating, we begin discerning [...]