Category: Faith

patience

Patience – I Need It Now!

Patience is not one of my strong suits. Considering that one of my mother’s favorite sayings was, “Dear Lord, give me patience – and I want it right now”, there might be a correlation. After all, my mother influenced my life like no other. When my two younger brothers grew into unruly teens and Mom sought the advice of our...

Liturgical Abuses

Liturgical Abuses and Moral Corruption

The encroachment of liturgical abuses in the Church is a long debated bone of contention between various members of the Body of Christ. In addition to the diverging thoughts about the ordinary and extraordinary forms of Mass, the Spirit of Vatican II brought a divisive opportunity like no other. Back then, the laity could not research on the internet we...

sons

The Parable of the Two Sons Is Relevant to Us

In Matthew 21:28-32 Jesus shares the parable of a man’s two sons. When asked by his father, the first son refuses the request to go work in the vineyard. Yet, after his impulsive denial, he goes and does the work dutifully. The second son, fails to go as he had agreed – having given an affirmative answer with no intention of obedience....

saint felix,

Saint Felix of Nola:
3rd Century Spiderman

Sometimes real life is just as amazing as fiction – especially when it comes to those who do the will of God. Saint Felix is one example of experiencing something that defines the supernatural.

Privacy: God Knows All
So Does the Internet

As Catholic Christians we acknowledge that God is omniscient. From childhood, we have been advised that nothing is completely private. He, who created us, sees all. Even the darkest secrets are eventually brought to light. With this admonition in mind, we seek to live lives geared toward an openness to Truth. A certain compulsion for privacy can lead to the...

last time

When is the Last Time?

The anger welled up inside like a white hot coal. Why were relationships so darned bumpy? Verbal responses pinged around in my brain like multiple metal balls in a pinball machine. What was said, what should be said, and would be said – all kept my mind buzzing as I negotiated the familiar road. My internal video evaporated as I...

facebook, mewe

Facebook, MeWe, and the Call to Evangelize

There is a recent exodus from Facebook, due to building indignation regarding a loss of trust. Many members have either closed their accounts or are at least considering doing so. An alternative, promising “the best chat & group app with privacy you can trust”, finds many transitioning to MeWe – either exclusively or in addition to Facebook. The house of...

marriage

My Mother’s Illicit Marriage Strengthened My Faith

The Catechism of the Catholic Church upholds the biblical directive that parents are the first (and most important) teachers of their children. What we often fail to realize is that what we do can have much more effect on our children than what we say or how we instruct. Who has not seen one of their less than desirable actions or words...