“Perhaps God’s greatest miracle is not creation, but re-creation”: My talk at the Courage conference

I wrote to you earlier about the beautiful experience I had last month at the annual Courage Apostolate conference, and am now delighted to share with you a video of the talk I gave there. An audio podcast is also available, courtesy of AirMaria.com. The video is long. If you are pressed for time, I [Read More...]

Healing with Courage

Since returning last Sunday from the four-day Courage/EnCourage conference, where I spoke about healing sexual wounds with the help of the saints, I have wanted to write about what it was like for me to witness the vital work done by the Catholic apostolate that ministers to same-sex-attracted men and women as well as their [Read More...]

UPDATED WITH AUDIO: Welcome, “Morning Air” listeners!

UPDATE: My “Morning Air” interview is now online! Listen here. I’m very thankful to Sean Herriott for giving me the opportunity today to speak on his Relevant Radio show “Morning Air” on how childhood sexual abuse affects men and on how those who suffered may find healing with the help of the saints. Here are [Read More...]

UPDATED: Pray for persecuted Newman Center priest and for those who persecute him

Father Greg Shaffer is one of my parish priests. I live a stone’s throw from the George Washington University Newman Center, where he has been chaplain since 2009, and have seen for myself the fantastic fruit his ministry is bearing. With the help of the FOCUS missionaries whom he helped bring to the university, Father [Read More...]

AUDIO: Outstanding homily on spiritual healing and forgiveness

Audio Sancto, which offers free podcasts of Catholic sermons, currently features a beautiful homily given last Sunday on healing from childhood abuse. The priest (who is not named, as Audio Sancto requires listeners to maintain priests’ anonymity so that the homilists don’t get inundated with listener questions) gives exceptionally helpful advice for those seeking spiritual [Read More...]

St. Margaret of Cortona: All things are possible to Love

Today is the feast of the 13th-century holy woman St. Margaret of Cortona, whose journey to sanctity included suffering abuse by her stepmother and rejection by her father; loving a man who fathered her child but refused to marry her; suffering public chastisement for having a child out of wedlock; and having to support her [Read More...]

GUEST POST: “Why I Don’t Buy It,” by Kevin Tierney

The following piece by Kevin Tierney is reprinted with permission from his blog Common Sense Catholicism: With far less fanfare than before, Matt McGuiness concludes his “Second Look at Porn” series over at Catholic News Agency.  I can only say that if he had simply jettisoned the first two columns and instead just published this, he would [Read More...]

A free podcast of the talk I gave today at Notre Dame on healing sexual wounds with the help of the saints …

… awaits you on my personal blog, The Dawn Patrol. [Read more...]

Memo to Matt McGuiness and Catholic News Agency: Confession is not a waste of time

Catholic News Agency columnist Matt McGuiness yesterday published part two in his series “A Second Look at Porn, which I read with interest, having heavily criticized the first installment. The new column has many improvements over the first. Although I could do without the lighthearted characterization of pornographic images as “naughty nudes,” which betrays a [Read More...]

In his own image: Christopher West reshapes Ratzinger’s critique of iconoclasm

The following is an article I wrote that was published in the April 2012 issue of Inside the Vatican. Since its publication, Christopher West has published a new book, which I have not yet read (you can read Simcha Fisher’s review of it here). Christopher West in At the Heart of the Gospel maintains that, [Read More...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X