“So, when are you going to have kids?” It’s one of the most awkward questions I encounter and one of the most stressful, frustrating, and tear-inducing. It’s a question asked by well-meaning and caring relatives, friends that don’t know any better, friendly parishioners I know … Continue readingThe Cross of Infertility
When I was first contacted about reviewing the book The Last Days of Jesus: His Life and Times, I jumped at the chance. I was surprised to hear that it was written by Bill O’Reilly. In fact, I had a thought that perhaps it wasn’t … Continue readingThe Last Days of Jesus: His Life and Times
Growing up we gave up something each year for Lent – cookies, junk food, sweets, a particular candy. As soon as our children were old enough, we started each Lent discussing what each person would be giving up during Lent. We write them all down … Continue readingMaking Sacrifices Real
It’s the Christmas season: a time of feasting that we anticipate all year. As much as I want to savor this time, I find myself preoccupied with more penitential thoughts. Just as God guilted me into praying the rosary, He’s been using His relentless, … Continue readingFasting for Freedom
One of the hardest group of people to evangelize to Catholicism isn’t atheists, but agnostics. Atheists, after all, at least start out believing in objective truth; they firmly believe that objectively, there is no God. Harder to pin down are agnostics, who may or may … Continue readingWhy the Cross?