Wait…It’s Friday

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 …

Are You a Glutton?

St. Augustine says something in Book X of Confessions that has always made me somewhat uncomfortable. At the time he's writing, Augustine has long since converted. He is a bishop, renowned theologian, preacher, and saint. In this section of his book, he discusses the temptations that he struggles with daily, and one is particularly interesting: "But …

An Unseen Connection

What are the defining sins of American culture? What lies at the heart of our moral degradation? To me anyway, it seems quite obvious. The most horrific, twisted, and shockingly common sin in America is the sin of abortion. We rarely think about it. Like a parasite, it numbs the entryway so we don't even …