I know it has been so long since I’ve written, but I know you understand, since you have a lot going on, too. Today has been so uneventful and quiet that, in funny way, I felt compelled to make a little contact. It’s perfect because you’ve always been a great listener when I’ve prayed in the past!
A few weeks ago, a friend told a joke and I was reminded of...
Without getting into the weeds of heavy theology, sin is an offense against the love of God, Who has established eternal law to govern all of existence. Incidentally, eternal law defines what is in conformity with human nature and what is not. Therefore, a sin, while an act against God and eternal law, can also be seen as an act against our own human nature. There are a few...
One of Christianity’s many charms is its history of assimilating pagan cultural practices and recalibrating the character into something more pleasing to the palate of the faithful. Like the Borg (face it, “Keep calm and Catholic on” is a religious rendition of “resistance is futile”). Be it wedding rings, Christmas trees or pipe organs, we outfit our lives and...
We’ve all been there before; churchgoers in a nearby pew chatting it up during Mass. Their conversation can be heard by all those around unless they whisper, which we all know rarely happens. Regardless, on the off-chance they speak in low-tones, rest assured that they’re doing it just to annoy you.
What is a Catholic to do? I’ve seen priests glare down parishioners and...
Those of us involved in the pastoral work of the Church very often have a different calendar in our minds. Here are a few season you may not be aware of…