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?
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
Who amongst us isn’t wounded? Who amongst us isn’t crippled in some way? Who amongst us doesn’t bear the scars of past hurt or the pain of present heartache? To be … Continue Reading The Heavy-Laden One
“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?
On creaking knees, worn with repeated hours on earthen floors making bread and coaxing coals into flame, she now knelt in the upper room in the city – and prayed. … Continue Reading She at Pentecost
With Mother’s Day coming, I decided to share this letter that I wrote to my mother nine years ago. For those of you who don’t know me, it’s good to remember, … Continue Reading For My Mother
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
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
What sparks jump between two lovers, what intimate whispers and erotic juices flow from flesh to flesh, when hand is holding hand? It is merely possession, some may say, a … Continue Reading Beyond Grasping
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
We pass many life milestones through the years and, at each one, we tend to not only measure our progress, but also measure ourselves against them. Like me, now, with … Continue Reading One Year of Blogging – and Still Thankful
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
Reality Check – In my last Divine Incarnate post, I wrote this: “I wasn’t there when they crucified my Lord, but I am here, now, when the dying are crying … Continue Reading Limited but Able
I grieve the closing of Catholic churches. But, what grieves God the most is the closing of hearts. What would you do about this?