Made to Be Gift – The Theology of the Body

One of the hallmarks of Pope St. John Paul II’s spiritual teachings was his “Theology of the Body.” When looking at how the modern world had lost the meaning of marriage, the great pope called Catholics back to its original…

Faith and Science

There is a common myth in our world today that science and faith are opposed to each other. Looking on social media, many people oversimplify the relationship between the two in order to support their atheism or their fundamentalism. From…

St. Francis Flips the Script

I went to a Franciscan High School, but I don’t think I’ve ever been properly appreciative of St. Francis of Assisi. Some people try to reduce him to the saint who loved animals (he did) or the saint who was…

What Will You Give Up For the Kingdom?

I was just reading about a teacher who asked his students to imagine that they were living in the South during the height of slavery. He asked all of them if they would have publicly opposed this evil institution. Naturally,…

They Want You To Feel Alone

Have you ever felt like the world no longer makes sense to you? Do you look at the chaos on the news and the general breakdown of all of the moral pillars on which you were raised and think “I…

Racism, Protesting, and the Catholic Church

Since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, there has been a great deal of upheaval in this country. A great deal of outrage has been expressed about racial inequality and police brutality. In addition to this, there have been…

Die, Rise, and Go – The Process of Evangelization

In the liturgical year we are now reliving the first novena: the original nine days of prayer between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost Sunday. In that time, the disciples gathered in prayer and preparation for the day that they would burst…

Evangelization by Listening

The goal of evangelization is not to win arguments. If you are a reader of this website, you probably come here sometimes for answers on how best to answer some religious objection you’ve encountered or for some new way to…

The End of Penance

We have now left the penitential season of Lent. For many of us, as soon as this time ended, we dropped our Lenten sacrifices like a bad habit. In some sense, this is right and proper since we are not…

40 Days After Easter

We are in the Easter Season. It always struck me as a strange quirk of our modern society that we have such a hard time keeping track of the liturgical seasons. All throughout Advent, people say that we are in…