Every day, Jesus passes through our lives and calls us to follow Him in ways both big and small. Where do we meet Him? In what ways does He call to us? How do we respond?
How to Share the Fruit of the Eucharist
During the Last Supper, Jesus gives His Apostles the mission to “go and bear fruit” (John 15:16). That mission is still relevant to us today. How do we take the graces we receive from the Eucharist and share them with others?
Being Available to Others This Summer
My fellow writer Vir Christi made a striking observation to me about parents and priests and their children. He pointed out how parents are available to their children, 24/7. Vir Christi wondered what the world would be like if all priests were as generous with their spiritual children.
Charity and Clarity: Rethinking Our Individual Response to Abortion
Abortion is one of the most heated topics of discussion in our country. Anytime abortion comes to the fore in current events, it generates a communications firestorm. As Catholics, we have a responsibility to set the example in how we talk about abortion as well as when and where we talk about it.
Live the Resurrection, Real Time
Easter is a season of new beginnings. It’s a time for us to allow the blossoming of the spiritual seeds that Lent sowed in our hearts, and also to allow the restoration of that which was broken. The cry “He is risen!” is not a far-distant memory, but rather…
The Third Mark of the Church: “Catholic”
“Catholic” is a tricky term to explain. We use it all the time in describing ourselves or the Church, but what do we really mean when we call it a mark of the Church?
Why the Marks of the Church Matter (Based on a Conversation with a Seventh-day Adventist)
After a religious debate with a Seventh-day Adventist, I wondered: How can someone know that Catholicism is the one true Faith? What unquestionable proofs does Catholicism have to offer that other churches do not?
“Everything for You, Lord, Except This”
Unlike the rich young man, St. Matthew does not go looking for Jesus. As Father said, Matthew probably got up that morning thinking it’d be a normal day and pondering how much money he would make. Then Jesus passes by.
7 Marks of an Effective Personal Apostolate
Apostolate—more commonly spoken of as evangelization—is simply sharing the Gospel with others. It is a task given to all of us by God by virtue of our Baptism.