The Lord Is My Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. Psalm 23 is one of the most quoted psalms, and for many very good reasons. The familiar words remind us of God’s love for us, love which never wavers…

Choose Truth. Chose Joy.

  We love to complain, whether to our family over dinner, to our friends on social media, or to relative strangers through posts on our blogs. We criticize, judge and gripe, sometimes throwing in humor to make it go down…

We Need a New Word for “Love”

  We Need a New Word for “Love” By John S. Cohoat The problem? The word “love” gets used in so many trite ways…people have such low expectations or understanding of how to love. In fact, the word gets thrown…

Sweet Sounds

“The footsteps of those who bring good news is a welcome sound.  Faith comes from what is preached, and what is preached comes from the word of Christ.” (Rm 10: 15, 17).   In our society, today we have completely changed…

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….

Radical Catholicism

Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Mathew 28:19 What good is a candle if it sits on the mantle on a dark night…

New Beginnings

Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God—what is good and is pleasing to…

John Henry Cardinal Newman, Writer

  A complex, highly gifted man who wrote volumes of works, John Henry Newman is the evangelist of today’s post. John Henry, born in 1801, at the height of the British Empire, was English by birth. His father was Anglican;…

Rules of the Game

The Church is often cut down for having too many rules–or for having rules at all. Jesus came to set captives free; His true Church would never hold people back like this. In her sacraments, her liturgy, her exegesis, and…

Learning in the Vineyard

We’re in the midst of the Octave Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Now, I don’t think this can ever be a happy, celebratory week–as this time of prayer and reflection exists due to our human sinfulness, our giving in…