Just cause you aren’t Catholic doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from some things Catholicism has to offer.
Pope Francis addresses the need for good governance and politicians who look towards the common good of all those they serve.
People have honest questions. Here are some sites that address concerns protestants, atheists and others might have about the validity of the Catholic faith.
It’s one thing to light the fire of faith. It’s something totally different to keep it burning. In this video, I go over basic practices that help me keep my Catholic faith alive.
The church has a long, proud history of calling world leaders to the carpet. The USCCB’s statement to President Biden was wholly appropriate.
You do not have to be religious to be pro-life, and saying you do is intellectually lazy.
Evangelism is not about conquering opponents, and the outcome is not ours to control.
Catholic citizens of the US have a responsibility to help shape political life. But how?
How can I fix the world’s problems? It is overwhelming. But in discovering our personal vocation, we find our part to play in making the world a better place.
The stories we tell ourselves shape us. The world has one story about Christianity, but I have mine.
Fr. Grunow insists that we need to understand social media platforms as artificial intelligence – something that is learning from us day by day.
We know what divides us as a country. And what divides us matters. But what unites us spiritually and ties us together matters, too.
The problems change, but the answer always stays the same.
After the rioting in the Capitol, and all the insanity that has gone on in 2020, let’s look at the sin inside us before finding it in others.
Sometimes we need practical exercises to help us grow spiritually. Here are 3 that can help jump-start your walk with God in 2021.
This blog is splitting up into three…. again…
Do religious leaders like Ravi Zacharias realize the devastation they cause when they abuse the flock or live a double life?
Reading the Bible as though it were our only source for Christian dogma puts us in a sticky situation. We need the context of the larger tradition of the church.
It’s been a crazy year. I hope the next one is better for all of us!
Christian films can be a little… meh. These, however, are cinematic masterpieces. How many have you seen?
Mental illness can wreck lives, or it can make everyone stronger and more compassionate. Here is what I’ve learned along the way.
Relationships become dysfunctional and abusive when Jesus is missing in the middle of them.
When we suffer, we must think about the suffering of Christ. It pulls us up from the hole we can so easily sink into.
Gratitude doesn’t come easy. It needs to be practiced. But once it takes root, the blessings are enormous.
When we are full of emotion and don’t know how to talk to God, he gives us the words to speak.
It’s normal to feel angry at what God puts your through. How do we work through our emotions without jettisoning the faith?
Being open to dialogue and another point of view are acts of love for our neighbor. It doesn’t mean we have to let go of our convictions.
In the rich history, culture and tradition of the church, even an atheist can find something to enrich the soul. Here are a few things the church has to offer.
There is nothing more crazy and romantically wild than a Catholic marriage. Hands down. No contest.
Fellow humble Catholic blogger, you may only be getting two views per post, but it might still be worth it. Here’s why….
I am happy to have a conversation with you if you disagree with me, but you need to be aware of the ground rules first. Don’t cross the line.
Another cool site! This one from a Catholic apologist who knows his stuff.
People may mock the idea of venial and mortal sin, but knowing there are degrees of wrongdoing can be a comfort for the Catholic person.
Should I feel bad that Bjork and Rufus Wainwright’s music inspires me to worship God? Nah
I wrote a post over at All Along the Watchtower. Paul counsels us to pray without ceasing, abstain from evil, and give thanks in everything.
One work of mercy you can do this Advent? Eliminate a very large amount of medical debt for your neighbor at very little cost to you.
Why are we important? What gives us value? These eternal questions are not as easy to answer as you might think.
Want to help and be helped by other Catholics trying to spread the beauty and truth of the faith online? Check this out.
The Lord’s Prayer is deceptively simple but packs a wealth of spiritual insight into ourselves and our relationship with God.
Who becomes the casualty when Christians fight Christians in today’s culture war?
I found a cool Christian site! You should check it out.
We hear stories all the time about the young celebrity pastor or priest who falls from grace – Carl Lentz being the latest. Maybe it’s time to appreciate the old, boring ones.
There is a shortage of good fathers in the world, but the good news is, you do not have to have a biological child to be one.
Polarization is nothing new. Could looking at the Protestant Reformation help us diagnose our problem and find a way out of it?
You are never totally ready for it, but if I could go back ten years ago, this is what I would tell myself.
I’m writing over at jessicahof.blog as well as here. Check out my post there and read other great writers on the site.
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I mean, it IS about charity. But if we think being generous is a matter of giving what we don’t owe to someone who doesn’t deserve what we give, we are way off the mark.
What does it mean to be a Roman Catholic? Find out what the church calls the “very necessary minimum” for being in and growing in the church.
Love them or hate them, we need institutions, and we need to listen to their collective wisdom – now more than ever.
The McCarrick report highlights the need for the church to take seriously the cries of those who are abused. Thankfully, in many ways, it’s already begun to do that. May more still be done!
I think you can love the traditional Catholic faith and be a cheerleader for Pope Francis at the same time. Here’s why.
For the first time ever, I’m not comfortable arguing with a pompous attitude.
It’s tempting to give into despair – it being 2020 and all. Where is the silver lining?
I complain about our political system, but what am I ready to do to change it?
Just read the Psalms
Many complain that the church is too demanding. What is often missed, though, is what the Catholic church does not demand.
It’s not only what we do that counts. It’s what we think. It’s what we let ourselves feel.
My son’s despair is making me ask the question all over again.
We’re not pure evil or pure good. We’re a bit of both.
With how 2020 is going, we need more listening and less talking.
Pope Francis might give us insight into how to hold to church teaching while showing mercy.
It’s never been about the patriarchy, and you know it.
When we tell people about Jesus, is it evangelism or just emotional manipulation?
They say more people will read your blog if you put up an actual photo of yourself. Makes a person more relatable. In the era of Covid, I think this is highly relatable.
Be wary of the legalism in your ranks.
The only thing we know for sure will make a difference.
I want to be a Democrat, but then I remember what they stand for.
Why I waste my time writing an anonymous blog.