Happy Birthday to Us!

Happy Birthday to Us!

Note: As we approach Thanksgiving I wanted to share a personal story of God’s love and concern and how He never ceases to give me reasons to give Thanks.  May He bless each of you reading this as He has blessed me!  Happy Thanksgiving! Sometime later this week yours...
Ephesians 5 Is Driving Me Mad!

Ephesians 5 Is Driving Me Mad!

I’m not a procrastinator.  That being said, tonight I reached out to a dear friend and asked him: “Quick give me a topic for a post I need to write.”  That post is the one you are now reading.  About an hour later he replied simply “Ephesians 5”.  “Great, now you’re...
Being Catholic Dad Begins with Giving Thanks

Being Catholic Dad Begins with Giving Thanks

We all yell at our kids from time to time.  And don’t look at me like that.  How else was I supposed to react when I discovered that my six year-old son, the would-be engineer, had dismantled the drain plug in the tub and I had to attempt to reassemble it in front of...
Holy Smoke! Why Liturgical Symbol Matters

Holy Smoke! Why Liturgical Symbol Matters

A few years ago I found myself holding young Benedict, my then-fifteen month-old pride and joy, amazed that he was being so good for me at Sunday mass.  I asked myself if God wasn’t giving me a little break so that for the first time in a long time I might actually...
Taking It For The Team

Taking It For The Team

I was talking to a non-Catholic friend the other day when, for whatever reason, the conversation turned toward sex and morality. I always get a little uncomfortable when this happens because I’m a serious Catholic, and people know that: my friends have become...