The Pope and the Journalist


"Have in you the mind of Christ...Learn to think the way Christ thought; learn to think with Him...This thinking is not intellectual thought; rather it is also thinking with the heart." - Pope Benedict XVIIt was April, 2005. I was not Catholic. And I did not anticipate becoming Catholic. It was, thus, with a certain curious detachment that I witnessed the momentous events in Rome transpire. After decades of charismatic leadership and years of painful physical degeneration, the iconic Pope … [Read more...]

Catholic Optimism


"Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out." - Vaclav HavelYears ago, in the midst of my parents' divorce and my family's move to a new school district, I found myself in a dark place. Now this is not the kind of dark place that leads to drug addiction, violent outbursts, or suicide attempts, but rather the kind that turns your world quite upside … [Read more...]