How to Make the Rosary Truly Beautiful

It’s actually pretty ridiculous that I pray the rosary daily. After all, when was the last time you saw a Protestant pastor’s kid meditating on a string of well-varnished beads? Like so many others, I was absolutely convinced that praying to Our Lady would punch my one-way ticket to eternal damnation, so I avoided her […]

Plane Truths & Homecoming Heartbreak

I totally thought I had a doozy of a story brewing. I’m talking planes, (dress) trains, and (convertible) automobiles. What had started out quite terrible suddenly became unbelievably good. Incredible things were falling into place and I couldn’t wait to experience the adventure and share with you just how cool it is when God powerfully […]

The Powerful Battle Plan to Bring Family & Friends Back to Church

If I had a nickel for every time I’m approached at a speaking event or via email by someone lamenting their spouse, children, or friends who have left the Church…well, let’s just say I’d have a lot of nickels. It’s heartbreaking. All of us know someone who has left the faith (or never fully grasped […]

The Terrible Sin of Telling the Truth

While most of us know we’re supposed to watch what we say, a lot of haven’t yet realized that there are times when it’s a dreadful sin to tell the truth. Yep, no joke. There’s lying through your teeth and then there’s “lying” through your truth. What am I talking about? Well, in traditional Catholic […]

Are We Placing Mass Restrictions on Ourselves?

Now that restrictions are being lifted with increasing frequency, a lot of people are wondering how many Catholics will return to Mass. After all, we’ve all heard the depressing statistics regarding the small percentage of Catholics who actually believe the Eucharist to be the Real Presence. It’s shocking, for sure. But as we approach the […]

Would Pentecost Have Happened Without Mary?

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Have you ever noticed who is almost always shown in the center of a painting of Pentecost? Yep! It’s Mary. Why? Well, Pope St. John Paul II says she was key in making it all happen. “Pentecost is also a fruit of the Blessed Virgin’s incessant prayer,” says the Holy Father, “which is accepted by […]