The Way of Love

In the Mass readings right now we are working our way through my favorite epistle, the First Letter of St. John. It will play a key role in aspects of the book I'm working on. If there is one word that describes this letter it is love. The Beloved Disciple whose deep spiritual friendship with …

Will I Love As Christ Loves Or Will I Walk Away?

  “Life is not neatly divided between beauty and ugliness, light and dark, beatitude and despair. Rather, it is a struggle and a longing, full of vicissitude and vacillation, with glimmers and glimpses which paradoxically attract and repel us, making us feel both at home and alien.” Austin Choate, "Terrence Lamick: You Will Love, Whether …

Dear Daughters: A Letter to Girls, Teens, and Young Women in Their Dating Years

*A note to moms and dads: Some of this may be hard to read or understand, but this is the reality of what our daughters are facing. Things have changed drastically since we were teens. Dear Daughters,   You are beautiful.  Every single one of you.  You are created in the image and likeness of …