Confusion isn’t always a bad thing… Re-presenting here, in honor of Trinity Sunday, my thoughts on the unfathomable Mystery of the Holy Trinity. And by “unfathomable”, I mean totally confusing. … Continue Reading The Holy Trinity Is like… Really Confusing
One question that I asked as a nonbeliever and that I still quietly wonder about as a believer is this: when Jesus rose from the dead, why did he only … Continue Reading Obedience Is Nothing without Love
Have you ever submerged yourself under water, like a lake or a pool, and gone down, down, down? The light, if visible, is far-off and distorted, while all around you, … Continue Reading Descended to the Dead
When the Roman soldier drove a lance up into the side of Christ’s body on the Cross, blood and water poured forth from His pierced heart. At that same moment, … Continue Reading His Heart Was Pierced
An app for random Bible quotes spit out this piece of Scripture the other day: “Bear one another’s burdens, and so you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Briefly breaking … Continue Reading What Does That Mean? The Law of Christ
Fasting and abstinence, ashes on the forehead, mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa… And so Lent begins. It may look like Catholics are a bunch of sorrowful, gloomy, … Continue Reading Lent: Getting over Yourself and Finding Yourself
As an atheist, I came to know the existence of God – not through something that somebody told me or something that I read – but through silence. In silent … Continue Reading Is Faith Necessary?
The human body isn’t always pretty. Oh no. We all suffer, or will suffer, from one weakness or another, aches and pains and afflictions of countless kinds. Sometimes, just the … Continue Reading All the Smells and Ills
Sunday is the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ the King. It is the last Sunday of Ordinary Time, the end of the Church’s liturgical year. (Advent starts next week!) … Continue Reading Christ the King – What is Truth?
My cousin and his niece Facebooked me this image with the following question: “What do the letters INRI stand for?” I wrote back and told them that the letters stand … Continue Reading INRI
The soul is what animates the body, bringing it to life – and my soul, as a human being, is the breath of God. If my soul is of God, … Continue Reading My Particular Body and My Peculiar Soul – My Immortality
Imagine that we’re sitting together in a cemetery … I’ve had difficulty with the Dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – just as I’ve had difficulty with … Continue Reading The Assumption and Every Body
Most people who will read this are probably not Catholic – and I am very much aware that some Catholic beliefs seem strange, like superstitious nonsense. Do we really believe … Continue Reading Sitting in the Back and the Real Presence: for Corpus Christi
Yesterday was Trinity Sunday in the Catholic Church, a time to reflect upon the unfathomable Mystery of the Holy Trinity. And by “unfathomable”, I mean totally confusing. I can tell … Continue Reading Cloud, Snow, River: H2O and the Holy Trinity
What is a joyful Catholic? What is a joyful Christian? Let the answer not be: “a rarity”. A joyful Christian is not someone who dwells in fear, mistrust, and misgivings. … Continue Reading Mercy Is Joy or It Is Nothing
Why do we want to punish each other? Husbands and wives, daughters and mothers, sons and fathers, coworkers, and even friends. We feel any slight and we give it back … Continue Reading Blood Thirst