The Difference Betwe...

*Warning* I’m an unabashed fan of hockey. I am biased, and I do believe hockey is not only the best sport but the most analogous to Catholicism. Imagine my delight when I discovered Alyssa Bormes book, “The Catechism of Hockey,” which is published by The American Chesterton...

A Catholic Approach ...

No-Shave November is a growing campaign to promote awareness in the fight against cancer. It began in 2009 and has since gained momentum from year to year. Another similar campaign is the Movember campaign which promotes awareness of men’s health issues by encouraging men to sport...

Igniting the World: ...

Sometimes we get fixated on the words in this last Sunday’s gospel about division within our households, but there is another verse which is often forgotten, namely “There is a baptism with which I must be baptized.” The ties between the reading from Jeremiah and the Gospel...

Three Musts of the N...

If we face up to the facts, we have lost some serious ground in the culture wars. It is not because what we have to say is not true, or right, or loving. It is beca use the way we say it is unintelligible, unconvincing, and unaffective (I know this isn’t really a word). We are using a...

Treading Lightly on ...

The spiritual life is sacred ground, but often times we tread clumsily and heavily as if it were not. My own experience is that those of us who spend their time studying religion, history, philosophy, literature, theology, etc… sometimes fail to manifest the same sensitivity and subtlety...

Recapture the Meanin...

As a half-German, half-Hispanic American, whose family held onto many traditions, I have a strong sense of their value. Even though many of my family”s traditions may have been modified to better suit our time and needs, an emphasis was always put on our reception of what we do from our...

Proclamation, Gathering and the Obstacles of the New Evangelization Dec06

Proclamation, Gather...

Everything that Jesus did in His life can be summed up in two basic movements that integrally tied to each other. First, Christ proclaimed the kingdom of God. Second, He gathered a people to Himself. Opponents of the institutional Church claim that the basic movements of proclamation and...