I recently had a meeting with one of our high school students who is preparing to receive First Communion. I was supposed to evaluate whether or not she had the necessary knowledge and desire to receive the sacrament of the Eucharist. Since the parents are the primary educators of their children in the Catholic faith, … Continue reading My Infinitely Finite Mind
Almost any Catholic can tell you what it’s like to be in the confessional. Initially, it really isn’t all that pleasant of an experience. After all, the confessional is pretty much a designated spot in which you have to admit what a horrible sinner you are. And with being human and all, no one … Continue reading “The Other Side of the Screen”
Every year on January 25th, the Catholic Church commemorates the feast of the conversion of St. Paul the Apostle. It is a beautiful feast, and there is quite a marvelous story to go along with it, which St. Paul tells us himself in the Acts of the Apostles. As he was on his way to … Continue reading Getting Knocked Off the Horse
We find ourselves once again in the season of Advent, preparing for the great holiday of Christmas. Stores and city streets alike are decorated, people’s houses are decked out with lights and the questionable and strangely popular inflatable Christmas décor, and everyone is rushing to shop, though with that fresh and hopeful Christmas look in … Continue reading What’s So Great About Christmas?
Matthew 5:29-30 “If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one of your members than to have your whole body thrown into Gehenna. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is … Continue reading Cut it Off! (A Scripture Reflection)
Dear new college student, Every once in a while, I find myself wishing that there was a handbook on life. Some sort of “How to do: LIFE” kind of a thing. I have hoped for an instruction manual such as this on several different occasions, but one time especially was right before I went to … Continue reading Letter to a College Freshman
“Love is patient, love is kind…it bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” –1 Corinthians 13:4a,7. The way that St. Paul describes and defines love in his first letter to the Corinthians is not the way that society views love in the world today. Society’s definition of love is something … Continue reading What was Missing from My Definition of Love