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
In my last post, I wrote, If life is pass or fail, then I don’t want to fail. I know that we don’t usually think of life as pass or … Continue Reading Life Is Pass or Fail
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
So, there were these wise guys who had an epiphany. Well, not like those wise guys. (Although who’s to say?) We traditionally think of them like this: So, anyway, they had all … Continue Reading Blowing and Changing Minds: The Epiphany
Advent, the first coming, is quiet. Silently he comes in the womb of a virgin, the womb undisturbed, untouched by man. Patiently he comes in the strength of her forbearance, … Continue Reading The Great Coming of the Lord
You may or may not know this, but – October is Respect Life Month. This is certainly not as “mainstream” as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which has even caused football … Continue Reading Respect Life – What Does That Mean?
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
Okay, it’s true, Catholics believe some radical things. Take the Ascension, for one. We profess that Jesus not only rose from the dead, but also went bodily to a supernatural … Continue Reading The Essence of the Ascension – Weird and Wonderful
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
For my salvation, Lord, this is what you will… The circle of thorns, the only crown that we deigned to give you in our wickedness, pierced into your temples … Continue Reading Meditating on Christ’s Death
What does God’s love feel like? Is it warm and fuzzy? In opening our hearts to let God love us, do we experience pleasant sensations, like an encouraging embrace? I … Continue Reading The God of Silence
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?
Better late than never… I’m grateful that I was able to observe this First Friday by participating, sacramentally, in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. In other words, I got … Continue Reading Peace
Last year, I was searching for a Madonna and Child print to hang in my bedroom. I had thought that I wanted an icon or medieval painting. After looking at … Continue Reading First Friday and the Incarnate Image