Questions? Fr. John has answers!

If you’re looking for real answers to questions about prayer, spiritual growth, living in the world today, overcoming sin, and the distinctiveness of the Catholic faith, a recent title from Servant, Answers by Father John Bartunek, will speak to your soul and touch your heart. Fr. John is one of...

Your Attention, Please

In an ongoing quest to become more efficient and effective at life, I am reading a book entitled The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel J. Levitin. Levitin’s approach to the subjects of organizing ties it to the neurological structures of the human brain. He...

Skirting Heresy

“Mysticism begins in mist and ends in schism.” That’s a pastoral adage calling for a degree of critical caution in dealing with people claiming to have personal revelations directly from God. Skirting Heresy: The Life and Times of Margery Kempe by Elizabeth MacDonald is a brilliant retelling of the...

The Mysterious Workings of Grace

Our guest blogger today is Jim Van Vurst, OFM. He is coauthor of Franciscan Media’s FREE e-newsletter A Friar E-spirations. To subscribe, click here. When speaking of the word grace, it is important to clarify what grace really is. Grace is not something that we get from God. Grace is actually God...

That Wasn’t My Plan

When I was a child, I planned on being a major league baseball player.  As a teen, I planned to be a drummer in a world renowned rock band.  In college, I studied medicine and planned on a life in medicine to help people.  Well… I am none of those.  Not long ago, I came across a quote that has...

Pray Always

Today’s guest blogger is Nick Luken, a second-year student at The Ohio State University, majoring in English and minoring in professional writing. Nick graduated from Roger Bacon, a Franciscan high school in Cincinnati, in 2012. The Bible is full of tall orders. Between loving our enemies and forgiving...

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