Monthly Archives: April 2015

St. Catherine of Siena and The Thirst for Holiness

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Catherine of Siena who is one of the four female Doctors of the Church. One of the great literary works found in the Catholic tradition is The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena. The Dialogue is private revelation dictated by her to her secretaries while she was in […]

Fun New Pictures from Fr. Barron’s Ministry

I am preparing for my long drive back to Virginia from my home-state of Montana, so I just wanted to share something fun and beautiful. Fr. Barron’s ministry WordonFire.org has just launched a new site that is full of beautiful pictures to share and use in social media. You can find them here. Let’s evangelize […]

Abandon Ideology for the Good News: The Test is Coming

You will notice a trend on my blog that I am becoming increasingly anti-ideology. This is because I am observing a steep descent into ideology in our country and within the Church. Not the Church herself, but the people within it. This is largely destructive and causes division. Ideology is a type of heresy. It […]

Mass is Boring?!

It is something that many Catholics hear often from others: “Mass is boring”. Their reasons for feeling this way are varied: the Homily, music, tradition, to the movements of the Mass themselves, bore them. If there is something we Catholics know how to argue about and disagree on it is the Mass. I have no […]

Miscarriage and the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary

This week is Infertility Awareness Week. Infertility comes in many forms: those who cannot have children, those who suffer repeated miscarriage, and those who cannot have more children after they have one or two. There are many different types of infertility and it is something that I know well. It is the great Cross of […]

Sharing in the Priesthood of Christ

One of the ways to grown in faith and understanding of the mysteries of Jesus Christ is to meditate on the Divine Offices that he fulfills by his life, death, resurrection, and ascension. These offices are understood within the framework of the covenant God established through the People of God in the Old Testament. The […]

Catholics Must Say “No” to Ideology

There is a disconcerting trend that I observe daily in social media. It is that many Catholics have mistaken their ideology for authentic Catholic faith. This is most typically combined with a misunderstanding of the ordering of politics in regard to the Faith. Many place their political leanings or personal preferences before the Church. This […]