The Christian life… on ice!

The Christian life… on ice!

I’m an avid figure-skater, but not a very skilled one. I really took to skating while I was in Canada, because, let’s be honest: your outdoor exercise options are rather limited in a place that is frozen nine months a year. But I relished the challenge, the...
Living More Abundantly

Living More Abundantly

It may be different now, but the chapel of the Newman Center at GWU when I was a student was in pretty rough shape. The floor creaked, the AC/heat was unreliable at best, and it had the general run-down, jerry-rigged feel of the room that was built over a retro-fitted...
The Art of Listening

The Art of Listening

  “Listen carefully, my son, to the master’s instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart.” ~The Rule of Saint Benedict   I am guilty.  This morning at Mass, like every morning at Mass, I caught myself drifting off during the...
Fatherhood: In it to win it

Fatherhood: In it to win it

I was listening to Houston talk radio personality, Michael Berry, the other day, and he said something which really struck me.  While I didn’t hear the question posed by the caller, I did listen to hear Berry’s response.  Berry explained how his career...
The Humility of Guardian Angels

The Humility of Guardian Angels

Our post-Christian society doesn’t have much interest in God these days (at least an orthodox One), and arguably even less interest in angels: those beings who, like God, are pure spirit but, like us, are created. Even in modern Christian America, the emphasis...