April 25, 2019

Author - David Seitz

DAVID SEITZ is a professed member of the Secular Franciscan Order. He has developed and presented a variety of talks on the Catholic faith. David has been featured in the Michigan Catholic newspaper and has been a guest speaker for a variety of organizations and retreats. After being challenged by a “former” Catholic, David realized that there are many misconceptions regarding what the Church really teaches. Inspired by the late Bishop Fulton Sheen’s statement "that there are very few people who hate the Church, but millions who hate what they mistakenly believe the Church teaches," he has developed a series of teachings to address the common misconceptions regarding the Catholic faith. David has studied scripture in the M.A. theology program at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, is the formation minister for the Secular Franciscans, serves on the board of directors of Terra Sancta Pilgrimages and is founder of Tau Ministries, a nonprofit teaching organization. He is the father of three daughters, and resides in Waterford, MI.

Humility: Act Three

In Humility: Act I, we saw how God relates to us in humility through the very act of creation. Creating us, sustaining us and breathing his life into us. Through the incarnation, God’s taking on human nature, joining His nature with ours, and then...

Humility: Act Two

It has been several months since I contributed the first article, Humility: Act 1. Sometimes being humble requires that we fulfill our daily obligations with work, family and other responsibilities over and above what we would prefer to do. I would...

Humility: Act One

Ask any good Franciscan and they will tell you how proud they are to practice the virtue of humility. Humility is at the core of Franciscan spirituality. St. Francis expressed this virtue not only by living a life of simplicity and poverty, but also...

Does Your Temple Need To Be Cleansed?

My last article’s theme centered on what it means to be a temple, reflecting on St. Paul’s teaching in 1 Cor 3:16. “Don’t you know that you are a temple of God and the spirit of God dwells in you?” I’d like to take the reflection a step further by...

What Does It Mean To Be A Temple?

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Above All Else

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The Scourging: A Reflection

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Are You Called To Be An Anointer?

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