On December 8, 2015, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Church will commence the jubilee year of Mercy. The order of the liturgical seasons of the church guide us to great things and Advent, in particular, fills us with hope as we anticipate the … Continue readingLord Have Mercy: Living Faith, Hope, and Love in the Year of Mercy
Several months ago, probably more than I would like to admit since time seems to slip away from me, as I got home from the store the kids presented me with a package that had come in the mail. The package was from Sophia Press. … Continue readingFilling Our Father’s House: What Converts Can Teach Us about Evangelization
A friend recently posted a little meme, which, of course, I can’t find now, about Facebook: essentially, if Facebook cost money, would you use it? Her answer was “no.” I like to think mine would be too, but as I pondered this question, I reframed … Continue readingIf Facebook Cost You, Would You Use It?
My best female friend is a non-practicing Catholic. Like many lapsed Catholics, she attends Mass twice a year (Christmas and Easter). Though she has no genuine faith, she at least still appreciates Catholicism culturally, which is why she had a Catholic wedding, is supportive of our celibate … Continue readingTake Me to Church…the Mega-Church, That Is
One of my favorite verses in the Bible is 1 Peter 3:15. …always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope… What that means to me is that, as followers of Jesus Christ, as the very … Continue readingBe ready!