Go Forth

The Lord said to Abram, “Go forth from the land of your kinfolk and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you.” (Genesis 12:1, NAB) Abram was happy and content with his life, so was I….


Jesus’ Love in Words

Jesus’ passion and death by crucifixion reveal the depths of his incredible love for each of us. As Paul reflected decades later, “only with difficulty does one die for a just person, though perhaps for a good person one might…


An Interview about Ministry

(A few months back, I was interviewed by a former student about my thoughts on Christian ministry.  I’m afraid he makes me sound better than I am, especially when I reference ideas from wiser and holier people than me like…

St. Ignatius Church; Rome, Italy

An Evangelization Tip

In the last few weeks I’ve heard a good number of homilies and other talks that have been very applicable to how to be a good evangelizer.  What’s interesting is that though the examples used and audiences being spoken to…


Love Unlimited

Readings for May 10, 2015: Sixth Sunday of Easter Some people seem to think that the Catholic Church is just another multi-national corporation, Catholicism, Inc., with the Pope as CEO.  Obviously, this view is a bit skewed, but is not…


Do You Follow the Pope or Jesus?

Editor’s Note: Today we welcome Adam Crawford as a contributor.  I was actually asked this question the other day. It came about in a rather indirect manner with a friend asking my mom what she thought my answer would be. Since I…


Eucharist in the Head and Heart

My son just received his First Holy Communion, so I’ve been thinking and talking a lot about the Eucharist. A good place to start is the Catechism, paragraphs 1328-1332. There, the Church gives us a review of many names for…

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Creating God in the Image of Man

26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth,…

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Five ways the Holy Spirit transforms our lives

God wants to manifest himself in each one of us. He joins us with the people of God throughout the world who are seeking to follow him with their whole hearts, to serve him and to serve the Church. The…


Don’t Let Fear Limit the Gospel

Today (Acts 14:5-18) we find Paul and Barnabas on mission in Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbe. And they’ve been on quite a streak. They were in the Lycaonian region because of an attempt to stone them after their most…