Are you ready for Advent?

Something wonderful is about to happen to you. Jesus is knocking at the door of your heart. As you ready for his joyful coming? Jesus said to his disciples: Gird your loins and light your lamps and be like servants…

Volcanoes of Thanksgiving

  I will praise thee, O Lord with my whole heart; I will show forth all thy marvelous works. (Psalm 9:1, KJV)   On a recent weekend my family and I decided to drive to Mt. St. Helen. Usually, we…

Another Reason for an All-Male Priesthood

In my last article, I wrote about 7 reasons for an all-male priesthood. The teaching is very clear, but there are still many people, perhaps even with firm commitments to the spirit of fairness, that do not understand or accept…

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Social Media, Relationship and Jesus

The increasing importance of online social media changes how people typically interact, especially in the case of people who have lived in an online world from their youth. Social media groups are very much driven by choice: you can join…

7 Reasons for an All-Male Priesthood

Recently, I had a former student ask me why the Catholic Church only ordains men to the priesthood. Below is my admittedly long-winded answer. I know that this is a stumbling block for many. As a young Catholic, I did…

Cowardice to Shame to Anger: A Lesson from Screwtape

“But hatred is best combined with Fear. Cowardice, alone of all the vices, is purely painful–horrible to anticipate, horrible to feal, horrible to remember; Hatred has its pleasures. It is therefore often the compensation by which a frightened man reimburses…

Are you waiting with Jesus?

What are you waiting for right now? I don’t mean waiting your turn at the doctor’s office or the checkout line or waiting to move forward in a traffic jam. I mean waiting for the next life-changing reprieve or jolt…

I Want To Be In That Number, Don’t You?

Today is the Feast of All Saints, a celebration which dates back to the early years of the Church. It is a celebration of those saints and martyrs we know to be in heaven. It is also a remembrance of…

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;…