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August 31, 2014
When Prayer becomes Mortification
I first started praying the Liturgy of the Hours in the mid-winter of 2008, a...
August 12, 2014
Praying for the Islamic State
One of my friends at Patheos, Rebecca Hamilton, recently wrote a post about the monstrous...
August 06, 2014
In Mosul, Crown Him with Many Thorns
There's a fine old hymn I learned in college: Crown him with many crowns, the...
July 23, 2014
Active Contemplation—Wait, What?
I've sometimes thought that Dominican contemplation is very active contemplation, because Dominicans are active contemplatives....
July 09, 2014
The Mystery of Obedience: The Presentation of the Lord
My latest at CatholicMom.com. Mary and Joseph had no idea, as they gathered their things...
July 02, 2014
I’d Fall On My Face and Worship
The other day I saw a blog post (I don't remember where) in which a...
June 25, 2014
Sacrificing Your Idols
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry wrote a while back about the role of sacrifice in the worship of...
June 18, 2014
A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats—Or Does It?
Recently the US Conference of Catholic Bishops has been calling for an increase in the...
May 25, 2014
Lumen Fidei: When Practice and Theory Don’t Match
There's an old joke that's not really a joke: Q: What's the difference between theory...
May 07, 2014
People have the notion that Christians are control freaks. We want to tell you how...
May 02, 2014
The Mystery of Service
This month's post at CatholicMom concerns the Second Joyful Mystery of the Rosary: the Visitation,...
April 27, 2014
My Joy is Complete
On Saturday I made my life profession as a Lay Dominican, and that was a...
April 21, 2014
The Desolation of the Draggin’
The Anchoress wrote last week about her experience of desolation in Penn Station. She was...
April 07, 2014
Taste and See
For the past several weeks I've been talking about Christian belief: how I came to...
April 06, 2014
Lumen Fidei: The Vine and the Branches
We often speak as though to be a Christian you have to be good—as though...
April 03, 2014
Annunciation: The Mystery of Vocation
I think of the Annunciation as the Mystery of Vocation, the Mystery of Calling. The...
March 31, 2014
Two weeks ago I wrote briefly about how I came to be the Catholic I...
March 23, 2014
Called from the Labyrinth
Last week in my series of posts on Lumen Fidei I focussed on paragraph 13,...
March 16, 2014
Lumen Fidei: Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride through the Labyrinth of Idolatry
Continuing with my journey through Lumen Fidei, I come to paragraph 13. Here Pope Francis...
March 09, 2014
Lighting the Path Ahead
We've been talking a lot about faith here at Cry Woof over the last few...
March 06, 2014
The Rat Pushes the Button
Leah Libresco has a post about monitoring her "addictions" during Lent: the activities that seem...
March 05, 2014
Lent Begins with Ice, not Fire
First of all, for those who came here expecting a writing post: the scenes, they...
March 03, 2014
God, Invisible and Inaudible
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about discipleship and catechesis; and a...
March 02, 2014
Lumen Fidei: The Light of Faith
I've finished my series on "Bootstrapping the Interior Life" for the time being; and as...
February 23, 2014
Persevering in Prayer
One of the hardest things to do in the interior life is to persevere: to...
February 06, 2014
Catechesis vs. Discipleship
There's been a lot of discussion here on the Catholic Channel about how to do...
February 03, 2014
The Way is Straight, The World is Wide
This post is an attempt to capture something I've been pondering for awhile; we'll see...
January 20, 2014
Discipline is for Disciples
Why don't Catholics handle church discipline in the manner described in the New Testament? St....
January 19, 2014
Practice: Living the Interior Life From Day To Day
Reading about the interior life is not the same as living it. (Neither is writing...
January 18, 2014
Time: Quantity Has A Quality All Its Own
This was first posted in January of 2004. I've got three kids (soon to be...
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