An App for the Year of Faith

An App for the Year of Faith

The Year of Faith is, without a doubt, an exciting opportunity. It is, without fail, a chance to great things. It is, I must admit, completely overwhelming to me right now. Imagine my relief, then, to find that the Diocese…

Faith Like a Child

Faith Like a Child

What does the phrase “we must have faith like a child” really mean?  How can we mature in faith yet act like a child? The phrase came from one of Christ’s own teachings.  Jesus told His disciples, “Amen, I say to you,…

Hear, O Israel

Readings for November 4, 2012: Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time A nice hotel in Jerusalem looks much like a nice hotel in just about any other city in the world but for one thing.  At the entrance of each room…

Finding God on YouTube

Finding God on YouTube Some More

I hope that at least some of you have gone over to YouTube and had some fun watching and praying with the super abundance of Catholic videos to be found there.  I know I am continually discovering new hymns and…

Advice for When You’re in a Rut

This article is a very personal one for me. The Holy Spirit placed it upon my heart to write a letter to a young friend of mine named Kristin who is somewhere on the seas defending our country for the…

confronting the mystery of death

Confronting the Mystery of Death

Readings for November 2, 2012: The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls) I’ll never forget that bleak January day when my father died.  It was very hard to believe in the resurrection as I watched the undertakers carry…

Are we too busy to be catechized?

Are we too busy to be catechized?

I keep going back to a small portion of a blog post from Bishop Kicanis: A challenge for the synod fathers is to understand how we might better catechize the people, deepen their knowledge of the faith and their understanding of…

All Saints Day

All Saints Day: Holiness Is for Everyone!

Readings for November 1, 2012: Solemnity of All Saints At age 16, I thought that aspiring to holiness was out of the question.  If you really wanted to be holy, I thought, you had to be a priest, nun, or…

Can Non-Christians Go to Heaven?

It never fails that in each of my high school religion classes someone asks, “Can a non-Christian go to heaven?” It is an important question that preys on many of us.  We have seen people of heroic moral virtue in…

Billboards or Signs?

There’s a billboard between Dallas and Fort Worth sponsored by a group of atheists. It attacks our religious freedom in large letters and bold words. How do we fight evil assault against Christianity and our religious rights, one of the…