“The world offers you comfort. You were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness. -Pope Benedict XVI I have always loved this succinct quote from Pope Benedict XVI. It’s a jolting statement that both convicts and motivates me. And so does this particular, … Continue readingGetting Out of the Baby Pool
We are slaves to many things in our daily lives; work, commutes, money, material goods, physical fitness, sex, food, sports and entertainment, …even family life and religion can become our master. I only have to look at what is consuming my mind and my time to identify what or who it is I serve. … Continue readingWho is My Master?
For Christmas this past year, we bought our kids St. Nicholas brought two of my kiddos new books I had not seen before. Intrigued, I opened the book…from the BACK…and read BACKWARDS.* The kids – ages 13 and 9 – were completely taken by them and read them … Continue readingManga Hero: A New Catholic Book Is in Town
So, we’ve had 16 days to accustom ourselves to the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI, our 266th pope in the line of succession beginning with the Rock, St. Peter. By now most of us have shaken off the fog of shock and have taken a more resolute … Continue readingNavigating the Uncharted Waters of Pope Benedict’s Retirement
Catholic Sistas welcomes back seminarian Craig DeYoung as he writes about Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation. At St. Mary’s Seminary, ecclesial rumors spread like wildfire. By 6:15 this morning, news of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation was making its way through our ranks. After morning prayer and … Continue readingPerspective on Pope Benedict XVI’s Resignation