Deep down we all understand that the goal of life is to be a saint. Even atheists acknowledge this. In his book, “The Plague,” atheist writer Albert Camus interestingly outlines the importance of sanctity in his story. Camus is a doctor in Algeria when a deadly plague breaks out. He’s the only one in the … More The Need to be a Saint
Writer James Chapman created a list of the most read books in the world based on the number of copies each book sold over the last 50 years. He found that the Bible far outsold any other book, with a whopping 3.9 billion copies sold over the last 50 years. While the Bible is the … More How To Read The Bible
As goes a famous expression: “There are decades in which nothing happens and weeks in which decades happen.” And here we are, in the heat of such a moment. Coronavirus hit the United States and every public Mass was canceled while the media and public officials unleashed a panic onto the nation. Then, there was … More A Warning From The Tower
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?