A Brief Response to Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking passed in early 2018, but one of his books is being published posthumously. This book is getting a great deal of press because it expresses Hawkings’ atheistic beliefs of a universe that is explainable without God. Seeing as…

Gaze Upon Jesus – Book Review

Gaze upon Jesus: Experiencing Christ’s Childhood through the Eyes of Women is a beautiful book that helps us enter into the scriptures with the help of many women. Women who are in the scriptures themselves, like Mary, Elizabeth, and Anna;…

Live in the Good

Is there ever a day without hiccups? I think not. It’s when we dwell on the rough spots that we forget All the good. Dwell instead on the Guy who held the door for you Lunch with a friend Conversation…

Reflections on Humanae Vitae Part V: Life in Christ

Pope Paul VI was just canonized a saint. Our reflections on Humanae Vitae have been building to its ultimate purpose, the one to which Pope St. Paul VI has been directing us. Almost all of the ink spilled on this…

There is No Third Way

Tertium non datur. That’s the law of the excluded middle. It is used in philosophy, especially logic, but there is a lot of other “middle” that we can exclude besides philosophy. In my last post, There is a Third Way,…

Hand offered in help to an upset person

Speaking Truth in Love

A Christian is called to speak the truth in love. [Ephesians 4:15] This means to be faithful to both truth and love at the same time. But it can be challenging in difficult situations, where truth and love seem to…

Praying with Trust

I have a great prayer intention. Before I offer it up, I check out every angle as if I’m purchasing a used car.  The tires are sound, because this prayer is absolutely not about me. In fact, it’s the most…

NewEvangelizers: Stirring Slumbering Souls

In Stirring Slumbering Souls, Michael Seagriff invites us to ponder 250 Eucharistic reflections and recognize two distinct voices, “the prophet calling Israel back to fidelity” and “the sweet Mother inviting us to trust in her Son.” A good many of…

Curing the Rot of the Clergy Scandal

A few years ago I broke my back. I spent a month in the hospital recovering, learning to perform basic actions like walking again. Getting out and getting home was one of the greatest reliefs of my life. About a…

Reflections of a Covenant

            For the husband is the head of the wife, even As Christ is the head of the church: And he is the savior of the body. Therefore as the church is subject Unto Christ,…