In his letter to the Church in Ephesus Paul warns the faithful to be ready for a spiritual battle. In his other writings, Paul encouraged his audience to be on guard for false apostles who might appear as an angel of light (2 Cor 11: 13-14) and to be ready for the “craftiness of men … More The Corona Apocalypse?
During the lockdown, I’ve watched a few notable sports movies such as Miracle, Hoosiers, Rocky, and most recently a film about the 2002 Oakland A’s. The story of this team is intriguing. So much so that Hollywood made a movie about it called Moneyball. Instead of the movie focusing on the players, the central character … More Spiritual leadership that wins
The story of Sharon Heidland is intriguing. She went to the University of Nevada on a college scholarship to play volleyball. She was attractive, had smarts, had money, and was socially popular in the party scene. Presumably, she had everything going for her including a promising career starting at a TV station. However, she dropped all … More Where you are determines what you see
As we continue to journey through our personal Mordor – otherwise known as living through COVID-19, there remain intriguing parallels of this virus that apply to the spiritual realm. Before we can comprehend the spiritual connections morphed into the coronavirus lifestyle we first need to back up to get a clear picture of how the … More What Corona and sin have in common
We live in unique times today. The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak itself coupled with a panicking response to eliminating the virus has revealed a concerning state in our culture. The world economy has shut down, child rapists are let out of prison, and pastors are arrested for preaching at church. Even more disturbing enactments today reveal that … More Is COVID-19 a Punishment from God?
This is turning out to be a Lent we’ll never forget. How ironic, as we carry our unique crosses with various sacrifices this Lent, we also have the reality of a pandemic that is causing heightened panic across the globe. Churches are shutting down, people are isolating themselves, store shelves are becoming desolate, and public … More How should Catholics deal with the Coronavirus?
In her book, How Catholic Art Saved the Faith, Elizabeth Lev articulates that Catholicism expresses its foundation as the true church of Christ in that it showcases the formula of: the true, the good, and the beautiful. That is, people can comprehend that the Church is the one true church Jesus established in that she … More Should the Church sell all its riches for the poor?
Bishop Fulton Sheen tells the story of a wealthy man named James. In his retirement years, James came to comprehend and experience the faith. He consequently donated much of his wealth to the Church and began traveling the world teaching and speaking to people about the beauty of the Catholic faith. He was journeying in … More Want to be happy? Try volunteering
In God’s creation, there exist two modes of reality blended together. There is the physical realm and the non-physical or metaphysical realm. In Biblical terms, we call the non-physical element the spiritual realm. The spiritual world is the mysterious avenue that some have access to while others, for whatever reason, do not. In this spiritual … More The Harry Potter Problem
The Thanksgiving holiday is slowly turning into an afterthought as each year Christmas decorations abruptly surface before Thanksgiving, thus stealing the limelight from Thanksgiving before it has a chance to get off the ground. This, coupled with the secularism of our present culture, has muddied up the true meaning of Thanksgiving’s religious undertones. We’re all … More The need for Thanksgiving