Praying for the Holy Souls

All That Lasts Forever

A short reflection this Monday: According to our best scientists, the universe will end. Entropy is a real thing where all of the energy will eventually be used up. The cosmos will then either fade away like the dying embers…

Journeying As Evangelization

In my last article, I wrote about how if you give tacit approval to people who are doing something morally evil then you are complicit. However, I believe I should also make a bit of a clarification. We want to…

Man praying intently

What is Christian Manhood?

Clint Pressley, pastor of the Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte NC, recently published a tongue-in-cheek list, 99 Steps Towards Manhood, that has earned some notoriety on social media. His 99 steps are interesting reading. Some of the steps are…

Ferrymen on the Way to Hell

Recently there was a news story about a man named Robert Fuller. He was a man dying of cancer who took his own life. This, in and of itself, is sad and tragic. What makes this story sting is that…

My Holy Spirit Mission

Each one of us has a mission that perfectly fits who God created us to become. God created this desire within us and sent the Holy Spirit to nourish it. As an introverted convert to Catholicism, I never thought I…

Reverence and Protest at Mass

Very recently at St. Francis Church in Portland, Oregon, a group of parishioners thought it would be a good idea to stage a protest during Holy Mass. The main issue revolves around Fr. George Kuforiji, a priest who came from…

Mannikin, trying to understand

Seek Understanding

Too much public discourse today seems to be a matter of people saying bad things about those who disagree with them. This sort of argumentative discourse leads to conflict: one group often tries to force its views on the other,…

Live Big, Love Bigger: Getting Real with BBQ, Sweet Tea, and A Whole Lotta Jesus

Here’s a book from Texas native, Kathryn Whitaker, Live Big, Love Bigger: Getting real with BBQ, Sweet Tea and a Whole Lotta Jesus. Now I have been reading Kathryn’s blog for quite a long time. Her party planning posts blew…

Observing Grief

Like you, my mind and my heart are reeling after this latest round of mass shootings. Confusion, grief, fear, and outrage are all swirling around inside me. On top of that, there are the secondary, ancillary indecencies: people immediately politicize…

Five ways to begin sharing your faith

I never meant to be an evangelist. Stepping out in faith to talk about my secret friendship with Jesus made this introvert shudder and retreat. What does it mean to evangelize? Why does God want us to reveal our relationship…