Remember Who You Are

There is important liturgical concept called “anamnesis.” Literally translated it means “remembering.” It is so fascinating to me how important this concept is in the Scriptures. In the Exodus, God says of the Passover, “This day you are to remember;…

Stations of the Cross using New Media

Why Do We Have to Die?

“Why do we have to die?” This is a question that many of us wrestle with for as long as we’ve understood the concept of death. It is that thing that so many of us fear above all things. But…

The Little Saints of Fatima

On May 13th, the 100th anniversary of the first appearance of Our Lady of Fatima, Pope Francis canonized Jacinta and Francisco Marto. These siblings were two of the visionaries of that extraordinary event, along with their older cousin Lucia. With…

10 Commandments in the Modern World Part VIII: Don’t Bear False Witness

“Do Not Bear False Witness Against Your Neighbor.” The most basic reformulation of this principle is “Don’t lie.” Most of us understand this idea as something that was instilled in us as soon as we could talk. We are taught…

10 Commandments in the Modern World Part VII: Don’t Steal

Don’t take what’s not yours. This is a principle that most of us learn in kindergarten. And for the most part, I would imagine that many of us are not law breakers who engage in theft. So what does this…

Not the Monarch of Mobs

We just celebrated Palm Sunday, where the people hailed Christ as King with loud “Hosannas.” Five days later they cry out “Crucify Him!” Often I am asked by my students how they could turn on Him so quickly. The answer…

Have a Chestertonian Marriage

A few years ago, a former student invited me to lunch. He was discerning the married life and he wanted my advice as a married man. I was shy to give it. It is not because I have a bad…

Jane Roe on the Damascus Road

In 1973, Norma McCorvey sued District Attorney of Dallas County Henry Wade over her desire to abort her unborn child.  Given the pseudonym “Jane Roe,” the case went all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States.  The…

The 10 Commandments in the Modern World Part 6 – Do Not Commit Adultery

I cannot imagine I have anything original to say about this topic, nor should I. The problem of lust as long been the bane of many human lives. It has destroyed families, ruined lives, and caused general guilt and shame…

Why Can’t I Overcome My Sin?

One of the most frustrating and depressing things that many Christians experience is the problem of persistent sin. There are those of us who live sinful lives and then have a miraculous encounter with Christ and leave those sins behind….