3 Things I’ve Learned From Being a Father

I’ve experienced some truly wonderful things in my short life. I’ve married my beautiful wife, visited Rome, and seen Ken Griffey, Jr. hit a home run, but nothing compares to the joy of seeing the birth of my son. There is nothing in this world that I could possibly do that would eclipse the awesomeness … Read more…

Pope Francis’ Top 10 Tweets of 2015

Pope Francis has tweeted a lot of inspiring things in 2015. Here are our favorites: 1. 2.3.4.5.6. 7.8.9.10.    

Practice Makes Perfect: Fundamentals to Make You a Slugger at Holiness

How do you become a saint? This question was once posed to St. Thomas Aquinas who responded, rather bluntly, “Will it!” As terse as it is, Aquinas’ answer is perfect. Sanctity is fundamentally simple in essence – if you choose to do holy things you will inevitably grow in holiness. The problem of course is … Read more…

The 3 Most Important Things to Remember When Thinking About the Synod

In case you’ve somehow managed to avoid hearing about it, there happens to be a synod of bishops in Rome right now discussing “the vocation and mission of the family in the contemporary world.” Pope Francis has called this gathering because he wants the help of his fellow bishops to make a statement to the … Read more…

The Chicago Cubs and the Virtue of Hope

The wait is over! For the first time in seven years the Chicago Cubs are in the playoffs and one step closer to winning the World Series; a feat that has escaped them for over a century. Cubs fans finally have something to cheer about. With manager Joe Maddon at the helm and the sensational … Read more…

10 Novels Every Catholic Should Read

Have you been searching for your next favorite novel? Look no further! Here are ten novels every Catholic should read. You’ll notice that there is no mention of Chesterton, Lewis, or Tolkien. I left their works out, because most people have already read them. Enjoy! 1. Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor In her first novel, O’Connor … Read more…

Was Pope Francis’ Trip to America a Disappointment?

Were you disappointed with Pope Francis trip to America? Most American Catholics were hoping to hear the Holy Father speak out against gay marriage and abortion; the two issues that are pressing upon the American people. But he didn’t. Francis consciously chose to avoid these issues. For some, the Pope’s silence on these matters is … Read more…

The God of Revelation Vs. The god of Our Making

The following is adapted from a talk that I gave to a High-School retreat last week: The pre-Christian world knew that there was divine power in the cosmos, anyone who has read the Greek and Roman classics knows that those powers were not by any means considered universally benevolent. It is one thing to know … Read more…

12 Memorable Quotes From St. Augustine’s “Confessions”

August 28th marks the feast of St. Augustine! In honor of this glorious saint, we would like to share some of our favorite quotes from St. Augustine’s Confessions. This book has made many additional saints. If you haven’t read it tolle lege – take it and read! “You have made us for yourself and our … Read more…