July 23, 2019

Tag - Faithfulness

Authentic Truth

Recently, our friends at Crisis Magazine (19 March 2018) published an upsetting account of a Catholic college not defending a student who was promoting Church teachings on love, marriage and family. I immediately forwarded the article to several of...

Making a Difference in His Name

An explorer and adventurer from New Zealand named Edmund Hillary wanted to do something no one else had done, so he set his sight on the highest mountain in the world: Mount Everest, in the Himalayan Mountain range on the border between the Asian...

All of Us

If we wanted to point to an important historical figure who had a love/hate relationship with the Catholic Church, Napoleon Bonaparte would be a good choice. At the height of his power, one of his generals asked him when he had been happiest, and he...

Why Such Empty Pews?

Few religious publications are willing to delve into the issues facing the Catholic Church today when it comes to declining attendance. Most priests do not want to recognize the fact that churches are now emptier today than ever before and parochial...

Taking Our Faith Seriously

Jesus speaks of how we must be salt for the earth and light for the world—but in fact, many of us as Catholics often fall short in living out and sharing our faith. If all members of the Church took their faith seriously, this world would be a much...

This Is Your Friend?

For those who live in this world and desire to embrace the virtues, it is necessary to unite together in holy friendship. (St. Francis de Sales) A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter; he who finds one finds a treasure. A faithful friend is beyond...

Let Your Faith Gush Forth

For many of us, going to church is like going to a sanctuary or a refuge—a place to escape from the craziness of the world for an hour. But at the end of Mass we are sent back out on a mission. As a deacon, I will proclaim: “Go forth, the Mass is...

Having Faith

Once there was an older woman who had just traded in her compact car for a newer and larger model.  Even though she wasn’t fully used to it yet, she drove her long, beautiful new automobile downtown to go shopping.  The only available parking space...

A House Divided?

Many years ago legendary basketball great, the late Easy Ed Macauley, told me the United States had become ungovernable. He strongly believed the country’s mad obsession with multi-culturalism, diversity, unrestricted immigration and partisan...