June 30, 2015

Is ‘Owning Our Faith’ Disowning Our Faith?

The poetically provocative title to this post refers to “Owning Our Faith,” a group that started earlier this year with the mission of “sharing life stories
July 2, 2015

One Thing All Catholics Should Remember

Recently, I re-stumbled upon a peculiar YouTube video, depicting the beginning of the funeral of Otto von Habsburg, the former head of the famous House of
July 9, 2015

Poor, Pure St. Maria Goretti

Every July 6, Catholics everywhere celebrate the feast of St. Maria Goretti, who at age 12 valiantly resisted attempted rape, was stabbed, and died from her
August 4, 2015

Our Epic Ten Commandments Failures

It would be hard to over-emphasize the importance of the Ten Commandments. But recent news headlines suggest that we are failing to live up to the Ten
August 26, 2015

Lessons in Providence with Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert, Catholic, comedian, and general media personality, is on the cover of GQ’s September issue. But, more important than his literal and metaphorical image, is
August 31, 2015

Mumford & Sons Sing of Emmanuel in our Timshel

  If you are a Mumford and Sons fan, then you are probably familiar with the word “Timshel,” which is the title of the briefest song
September 8, 2015

Remembering the Dignity of Work on Labor Day

  America pauses this week—as we do every year on this first Monday in September—to rest from and to recall the dignity of work.  The Church’s
September 9, 2015

The Gospel of Happiness, a Study of Positive Psychology & Christianity

The image of the “Christian mountain man” came to mind while reading Dr. Christopher Kaczor’s book “The Gospel of Happiness.”  Opposing the readily available, emotionally amped
October 2, 2015

All the Christians, Stand Up

A shooter says, All the Christians stand up. Would you stand? Would I? I’ve lived long enough to learn a few things about myself. One of