One Christmas Eve, after placing a small figure of baby Jesus in its resin manger at our house, my then 4 or 5-year-old nephew asked, “But… is he… alive?” So … Continue Reading Christmas Cycle
God loves what God creates – every person is beautiful in the eyes of God, both body and soul. What if we saw each other the way God sees us?
Saw this classic on a preview for a TV sitcom: “If God made Adam and Eve and they had Cain and Abel, then where did Cain and Abel’s wives come … Continue Reading The Atheistic Questions: Genesis
June is the month devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Catholic Church. You may ask, what is meant by the Sacred Heart of Jesus? Well, the Sacred … Continue Reading The Sacred Heart in Scripture and Strawberries
There sure are a lot of titles for Mary, the mother of Jesus – more than I can list, or even know and remember. Virgin Mary. Blessed Mother. Our Lady. … Continue Reading Something about Mary
It’s time, once again, to reflect upon the Ascension of Jesus Christ… Okay, it’s true, Catholics believe some radical things. Like the Ascension. We profess that Jesus not only rose … Continue Reading Weird and Wonderful: the Essence of the Ascension
Living without the use of my arms is… well, odd. Because of my genetic muscle-wasting disease, there are things that I just can’t do anymore. So many doors closed. This … Continue Reading Making the Sign of the Cross
Two different terrorist groups “claimed responsibility” this week for two different attacks that killed nearly 100 people and wounded 400 more. IS “claimed responsibility” for the bombings at an airport … Continue Reading Thoughts on Latest Terrorist Attacks
Because of my physical disability and suffering, some have strongly suggested to me that God loves me more than other people. Yeah, I don’t think so. I’m a sinner just … Continue Reading Who God Loves More
Thomas was picked on by his classmates. Because he was big and quiet, they thought that he was developmentally delayed and called him a dumb ox. But, his teacher saw … Continue Reading The Beauty of Both/And: Thomas Aquinas
Before I share the thought that was given to me through Scripture and prayer, I do want it understood that thoughts of the afterlife, of eternal reward or punishment, don’t … Continue Reading Not Here, Not Yet
Wrong conception… Last Tuesday, I was struck again by how the Catholic Church can often seem to perpetuate misunderstandings within Catholicism. Like the Immaculate Conception… How many people think that … Continue Reading The New Eve
This is addressed to the true believing Christians out there who make daily and tremendous sacrifices to bring Christ to others. It is especially to those among these ministers (lay … Continue Reading Not Just Anyone Can Truly Serve the Poor
Continued from Hope, Part 1: The Four-Letter Word… I have never wanted to fall for wishful thinking – I have only ever wanted the truth. Before I became a true-believing Christian, … Continue Reading Hope, Part 2: Eternal Perspective
Here is what I wish I was bold enough to say aloud about Holy Communion. My nephews, ages 12 and nearly 10, seem to be uncomfortable around talk of religion … Continue Reading What Is Holy Communion? How I’d like to Break It down to My Little Ones
“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with lovingkindness.” Sometimes, holding onto the Mysteries of Faith is like holding onto a stack of smoke rings … Continue Reading What Is Religion?