Man of Steel: Three Faith Takeaways

Man of Steel

I’m likely late to the party in writing about Man of Steel, but since I’ve been on the road so much lately I just saw the film this week. The PG-13 rated film ranks an AIII (for adults) from Catholic News Service and a less-than-glowing review from Fr. Robert Barron. My take: I sort of loved [Read More...]

What Ants and Sin Have in Common


I’d intended to return from my weekend away and offline with some type of mind-bending post on Lumen Fidei, or a at the very least a recap of the incredible things I learned from the various kilt-wearing-Guinness-chugging reenactors I met this this weekend at the Scottish Highland Games in Monterey. But then I returned home [Read More...]

DOMOMAP: Defense of My Own Marriage Action Plan


I’d like to weigh in on the big news of today in my own way, since I lack the insight, eloquence and also the guts of some of my fellow Patheos bloggers. There are so many educated insights floating around, so rather than blogging today I spent my day praying about what — if anything [Read More...]

Cardinal Burke Speaks Lovingly of Devotion to Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Today, as we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I invite you to take two minutes to watch this video of Cardinal Raymond L. Burke speaking with great affection regarding his family’s devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus: In the video, Cardinal Burke suggests enthroning an image of the Sacred [Read More...]

Learning to Live from Someone Who Has Died – Zach Sobiech

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This video has been making the rounds since the world said goodbye to Zach Sobiech on May 20th. Gone too soon, but having touched so many in immeasurable ways, Zach tells us in his own words in this video about living life to its fullest. Please take 22 minutes today and watch this video. Then [Read More...]

Publix Mom — I Dare You Not to Cry…

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I couldn’t get through this without tears — a lovely, simple but clear pro-life message in honor of Mother’s Day. Enjoy and share! [Read more...]

Too Blessed to Be Stressed: The Bible, on Busyness

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I love it when God hits me between the eyeballs with a baseball bat message directed just when I most need it. It happened again today. I was looking at my calendar, which today holds not only my usual work, but also an important Diocesan School Board meeting and the filming of not one, but [Read More...]

What Hate, Entitlement and Stupidity Look Like in the Digital Age


Hey friends, I hope you’ll permit me a moment of non-Catholic, issue oriented blogging today. My home town, the city of Fresno, California, is all in an uproar over a digital slip-up that has resulted in front page news and the dismissal of a high-ranking board member within a local non-profit organization. I’ll leave you [Read More...]

Mid-Life, Michelle Obama’s Bangs, and Me


In trolling the CNN site tonight, I came across this video gem: Yes, an entire segment on The Situation Room devoted to the First Lady’s recent decision to cut her bangs. She calls it her, “midlife crisis”. Uh oh. This spells trouble for me — Michelle Obama was born on January 17, 1964, meaning that [Read More...]

Teen Locked in Basement: Let’s Get out of Our Bubbles


Watching this story today on CNN, I was horrified: A 17 year old, developmentally delayed Missouri teen, locked with handcuffs in his townhouse basement since September and subsiding on instant oatmeal and ramen noodles… Neighbors suspected trouble, but didn’t report anything to authorities until their fears were shared aloud by another acquaintance… Authorities intervened on [Read More...]