I’m off tomorrow to St John’s Edmond, near Oklahoma City. I’ll be speaking at their Catholic outreach conference on Saturday morning. I’ll be relating my conversion story, then speaking on the seven pairs of criteria that authenticate Catholic authority before discussing apostolic succession. Come on over if you’re in the area. They’ll be taping the [Read More...]

Moral Uncertainty

Moral Theology Question of the Day: If an Episcopalian bishop is allowed to leave his wife and family to live with his boyfriend, why is a Mormon bishop not allowed to have more than one wife? Seems unfair to me. [Read more...]

Good Things from Facing the Lord

After celebrating Mass facing the Lord I can report these favorable effects from the priest’s point of view: I don’t have to worry about where to look I don’t have to worry about what my face looks like I can weep at the beauty and wonder of it all without concern I can worship more [Read More...]

Moral Mess

Today at school I was asked what one of our middle school girls should do: a neighboring lesbian couple have had a baby by artificial insemination, and they would like the girl to babysit for them. I’m sure every reader has a modern moral nightmare within their own circle of friends and family. The worst [Read More...]

Facing the Lord

Last week I began saying Mass in our daily Mass chapel at St Joseph’s Catholic School facing East. I do so on two days of the week, while facing the people on the other three days. I’m also taking time to explain the change and what it means and why we are doing it. We [Read More...]

St John Baptist de la Salle

I love getting to know new saints, and as a priest, you have to meet them as you work through the church year–observing the different feasts and memorials. I had known of St John Baptist de la Salle and the Christian brothers, but didn’t know the details. It seems in every age God raises up [Read More...]