Pursued by Truth5 Things I’ve Learned About Holiness In the Convent
When I entered the convent I had a pretty self-confident, completely unsophisticated idea of what holiness would look like. I expected to be able to identify the holiest sisters because they would have a retinue following them, hanging on their every word and helping them with daily tasks. Hey, that is what Padre Pio pretty much had right?!
Why I Am CatholicBecause Vincent de Paul Was Once A Muslim’s Slave
Life got you down? Things perhaps haven’t turned out as you planned? Do you think everyone else has got it so easy? Your neighbors, for example, or those fortunate people who come into a considerable sum of money? And how about those saintly types? They are simply walking on air, those guys, living lives of [Read More...]
Diary of a Wimpy CatholicHooray for Cheap Grace!
After I flew back to Phoenix and claimed the keys to my new apartment, one of my first acts of settling in was to pay a visit to the Motor Vehicle Department. My passport was my only remaining valid form of identification. Rather than afflict it with new creases and sweat stains, I thought I’d [Read More...]
I Have to Sit DownThe day I bought steak with my food stamps
I cried every night, the week before I finally applied for food stamps. I was so ashamed. Food stamps are for losers, people who make stupid, irresponsible choices, people who want... [Read More]
The AnchoressIf you like your nun soap, you can’t keep your nun soap…
At least not if Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) have their way, because the government can’t leave anything alone; everything must... [Read More]
The Deacon's BenchWhen non-Catholics receive communion—UPDATED
< At Cardinal Francis George’s funeral Thursday, the governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, evidently received communion. There’s just one problem: Rauner is not Catholic. That... [Read More]
Standing on my HeadTen Things Every Catholic Should Know About Confession
I’m struck by how few Catholics take advantage of the sacrament of confession, and I wonder why. I think one of the reasons is that many cradle Catholics were hauled off to... [Read More]