5 Ways To Really Prepare Your Family For Christmas

I was recently asked by Terry Barber, an EWTN radio host and friend, if I celebrate Christmas any differently as a Catholic as opposed to when I was Protestant. It’s an interesting question. I was actually supposed to be on Terry’s radio show this last weekend talking about this very thing, but I came down […]

Cage Match: Our Lady of Guadalupe vs the Snake god

In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the native people of Mexico City suffered conquest first by the Aztecs and then by the Spanish conquistadores. It was the custom of the Aztecs to harvest the conquered people as victims for human sacrifice, offered to the snake god Quetzalcoatl (Qweztzel-coh-AH-tul). (Think Mel Gibson’s movie Apocalypto, though it […]

Is My Mother-in-Law’s Dog Part Of The Family?

See that little black dog? That’s Dixie. She’s my in-law’s dog. One of those pooches that constantly quivers like a caffeine junkie on his third espresso. More on her in a moment. If you paid attention in your Catechism classes, you’re aware we’re all supposed to be “like” Christ. The Catholic life is all about being conformed to […]

Why Doesn’t God Answer My Prayer?

Have you been praying and praying for something only to feel like God’s not listening? We’ve all been there. So what’s up with that? Where is He? Isn’t it funny we never question whether God hears our praise and adoration, but always question if he hears when we’re asking for something? We’re so geared for empirical […]