A Lesson from Twitter

“Every person or institution will eventually let us down. Our ultimate trust must be in God and we will never be disappointed.” This was a tweet I stumbled across from Cardinal Dolan that really resonated with me. I so often fall into the trap of being continually shocked and disappointed when friends...

Dealing with Hurt and Difficulties

It’s encouraging to know that the saints and other holy people struggled with many of the same things that we do. Sometimes I fall into the trap of placing very holy people on a pedestal, envisioning that they somehow remain untouched and protected from the trials and tribulations we face in everyday life....

Traveling with Jesus

My upcoming work trip to LA got me thinking—how can we keep Christ with us (in our hearts and minds) while traveling? Even though several of my coworkers and I will be heading to the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress March 22-25 (where I will be absorbed in all things Catholic with easy access to...

A Response to Women Who Want to Be Priests

I just stumbled across an article that both angered and saddened me. The article? Fort Myers woman defies church to be ordained Roman Catholic priest. First of all, the title is misleading, because she cannot be ordained a Roman Catholic priest, thus she is not one. It’s the authoritative teaching of the...

Evangelization and New Media

The continued emergence of new media keeps adding fresh spins on the commission to preach the gospel. Though this is not a new realization for many, it was a message that was rekindled in me during the 2011 Catholic New Media Conference in Kansas City, Kansas, at the beginning of the month. Not only was the...

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