New Evangelization

December 23, 2013

The Choice 2014 [Updated]

Catholics face an important choice in 2014 and in the years ahead. Some of the comments and reactions to my post earlier this week on Pope Francis’s […]
December 25, 2013

A 12 Days of Christmas Year in Review

What’s the best answer to Christmas sentimentality? The Christmas season liturgy. In the days that follow Christmas, the Church brings us the slaughter of innocents, the […]
January 20, 2014

The Joy of Life

I felt like a parent who brought her children to a rock concert; everyone was young there. It was loud, joyful, full of rock songs blaring, […]
January 21, 2014

St. Paul and the Road to Damascus in Each of Us

I’m a first-time RCIA sponsor at my parish – God help it and me – and this was the week that the catechumens and candidates stood […]
February 10, 2014

Meet the Hardcore Catholic Millennials

Much has been written about the Millennials, the generation born in the 1990s — or as early as the 1980s and I suppose as late as […]
February 20, 2014

How the Great Books Rewired My Brain

In the five years I have worked at Benedictine College, my wife, April, and I have longed, hoped, pleaded and planned for a Benedictine College Great […]
February 24, 2014

Vatican II: A Great Gift to the Church

  I’m not a Vatican II scholar (I know, you’re shocked) but I’ve always had the notion that the Second Vatican Council was, all in all, […]
March 26, 2014

The Sicilian Nun, the Teary-Eyed Italian Rapper and Other Little Miracles

One of the great gifts of the Internet is the ability to see little miracles from around the world. And they’re not always Marian apparitions or […]