I leave work in half an hour and I won't be back for a week. (Thank you, Archbishop Carlson, for giving us curia employees the week off!) This also means Christmas Day is a mere three days away and we'll soon light that final candle in the Advent wreath. Being the self-deprecating person that I … Continue reading Did I Fail at Advent?
Why Fulton Sheen is a Role Model for Our Time In the late months of 2012 and into the early days of 2013, I scrolled through Facebook and my news feed was filled with quotes, images, and links to Catholic articles. I wasn’t Catholic at the time, and I hadn’t even firmly decided to sign … Continue reading Why Fulton Sheen is a Role Model for Our Time
Last week, the president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, sat down for an interview with editor Tina Brown. During the interview, Richards had a few (incorrect) words to say about natural family planning (NFP). An excerpt: “We just have seen a leaked memo that basically says that they’re going to try to redirect all the … Continue reading Dear Cecile Richards: NFP isn’t Insane, it’s Countercultural
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception: How I Met Mary Today, millions of Catholics went to Mass, prayed the Rosary, and meditated on the Blessed Virgin Mary perhaps even more so than usual as December 8 is designated as the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. For those readers who aren’t Catholic or might not be … Continue reading The Feast of the Immaculate Conception: How I Met Mary
Do lifting weights and the spiritual life have anything in common? Absolutely, they do!