104: Should A Catholic Always Obey?

Should A Catholic Always Obey?

The question of obedience seems to be lurking in the background of a lot of Catholic conversation these days. When is it no longer a virtue? Is there a point at which we can rebel or abandon ship? What about when there are doubts concerning particular matters or teaching? These are real issues. And while […]

The Dangers of War

The Lord dropped a spiritual bomb on me the other morning in adoration. And now I want to drop it on you. Like a lot of you, I continue to struggle with anger in the midst of all the garbage going on in the Church. Daily revelations of new coverups, not to mention the confusing […]

Why The Synod On The Family Is So Vital!

As the Church meets to discuss families, I want to pose a question. Have you ever sat back and wondered why it is that we exist in families? I mean, why is it that society is built on a family structure? How come when family breaks down, the culture breaks down? The reason is that […]

9 Steps To Deep Devotion (Part Deux)

Did it hurt? It should have. If you prayed over and meditated on the first three steps we outlined in my last post, you should have felt something stir. (No, not that…that was your third plate of lasagna from last night.) Seriously, unless you’re a saint, any real pondering on the first three steps to deep […]

Does Prayer Change God’s Mind?

When I wasn’t hurlting like a porpoise on speed down a slip-n-slide, or trying to tear the arms off of my neighbor’s Stretch Armstrong as a kid, I often played Solitaire. (“Where is this going?” you ask.) Of course, Solitaire is all about getting the right cards at the right time. And when the prospect […]

Why You Don’t Want To Go To Purgatory

We’ve all heard it before. The universal call to holiness means we’re supposed to get holy. Every one of us is called to sainthood. And really, what are the alternatives? Well, behind door number 1 is the eternal fire of hell. No thanks. Slightly less warm is behind door number 2 – purgatory – the […]