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The Very Best Way To Honor Veterans…

Parades, picnics, and patriotism are all well and good. In the United States, they provide a kind of Memorial Day ritual through which we honor those who have served our country. Other countries have similar days of remembrance. But there’s an even more important way we can honor those who […]

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No Doubt. This Is The Best Part of the Bible…

Do you know what the best part of the Bible is? Is it the creation story? The Passion of Christ? The really mushy parts of Song of Solomon? Nope. The best part of the Bible isn’t a story at all. It’s the relationship it has to the Mass. This is one […]

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What Most Catholics Never Think About In Mass

My unruly child(ren). The Dallas Cowboys. Phineas and Ferb. Unlike the rest of you super-holy people, my mind sometimes wanders at Mass. But in prayer the other day, I was struck hard by one of the deepest mysteries present in the words of Our Lord – “Do this in remembrance of […]

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And The Most Terrifying Prayer Is…?

There are 7 petitions in the Our Father. One in particular is terrifying.     “And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.”  We pray it at every Mass. But have you ever really stopped to think about what you’re saying in the 5th petition of […]

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