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God’s Mother, Our Mother

Too often I need to remind myself that in my struggles I must turn to Jesus first, for He is my greatest consolation. On this Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows, I'm especially reminded of Mary's suffering as she stood at the Cross of Jesus. How … [Read More...]

Arkeology

That's one of 'em Every year in our journey through the Bible and the Mass, the kids learn about All the Arks. Like everything else in our Salvation History curriculum, I cover them as they come up in the Bible. But the theme of Arks teaches a … [Read More...]

Do You Tattoo?!

Do you tattoo? This question arises more frequently in youth groups and Catechism classes! The are arguments on both sides of this issue for Catholics. While some are adamantly opposed to body art, others are completely okay with even extreme … [Read More...]

Venerable Matt Talbot

As I was making my way out of Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral, I noticed a small shrine to a man named Matt Talbot. I didn’t pay much attention and moved on. Several weeks later, I attended Mass at my local parish near Castleknock. The Priest stood up to give … [Read More...]

Forming Missionary Disciples

In virtue of their baptism, all the members of the People of God have become missionary disciples (cf. Mt 28:19). All the baptized, whatever their position in the Church or their level of instruction in the faith, are agents of evangelization, and it … [Read More...]

Old Stuff

see if it still works   Let's look at some miracles. First, God thought matter into existence. That is, some of his immaterial love is so dense that it actually manifests itself as stuff. You know: fermions, gluons, bosons, all the … [Read More...]

The Struggles and Successes of Young Catholics

Recently, some young twenty-somethings and teens begged me to write about the difficulties of being Catholic at those ages and what could be done about it. After talking with some young adult ministers, young adults and doing some additional … [Read More...]

NFP Awareness Week: The Spiritual Works of Mercy

It's NFP Awareness Week, so I'd like to share a post that discusses the Spiritual Works of Mercy with a Theology of the Body focus: According to the Catholic encyclopedia, mercy is “a virtue influencing one’s will to have compassion for, and, if … [Read More...]