A Catholic Spring or a Catholic Springtime? You Choose.

In the end, you contribute to whether we experience a Catholic Spring or a Catholic Springtime. Will the Church be rocked or restored by your actions? [Read more…]

A Novena for Parents who have Lost a Child

There is nothing we can say that will make things easier for a parent who lost a child; but perhaps there is something we can pray. [Read more…]

Right Where We Are Wrong: My Ongoing Conversion

There is something weighty in the decision to become Catholic. One knows that it is somehow intrinsically different than joining any denomination. [Read more…]

When the Devil turned round on you, where would you hide? Fr. Pavone’s deal with the Devil.

But a Catholic Priest took the naked body of an aborted baby and placed him or her in the middle of an altar which has been consecrated and reserved for worship alone, and he used this image to shill for a political candidate of extremely questionable morals on the eve of the election. He desecrated the altar. He denied the dignity of the dead. He dishonored his office. [Read more…]

First Time, Every Time: The Danger of Voting for Trump

Well, I am done. I’m not going to raise my voice in chastisement again. I’m hitting the reset button. I expect representation “First time, every time.” [Read more…]

To Sam: A Letter on Letters. ‘Love, Henri’ and other gems.

There’s something about letters that you just can’t get from a book. When putting pen to paper in a letter, there is a level of rapport that allows for instant intimacy. There is a vulnerability to letters that is refreshing. [Read more…]

How many more? Another Unarmed Black Man Killed by Police.

What excuses will be made? “He didn’t follow police instructions.” So arrest him and charge him and take him to court. Disobeying police instructions is not a capital offense. [Read more…]

I Have a Confession to Make

Shortly after my conversion, a social-media acquaintance of mine asked me to explain the Sacrament of Confession. I practically put together a syllabus for a semester-long lecture series. Tonight, As I stood in line for confession, I realized that I had tried to give a lecture instead of an answer. [Read more…]

Right Where We Are Wrong: Being Reformed by the Church

There is something weighty in the decision to become Catholic. One knows that it is somehow intrinsically different than joining any denomination. There would not have been trepidation before leaving my Methodist congregation to become a Baptist or a Non-Denominational, or an Anglican. Yet there were gasps and cautions expressed when I talked about becoming a Catholic. [Read more…]

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