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…

Seminary: The Inside Scoop (Three Things You Should Know)

A lot of the time when a young man is trying to work out his vocational discernment with fear and trembling, the greatest obstacle in his way is accurate information about what his life in any of the hypothetical vocation choices would actually look like. Drawn from my experience in seminary, I’d like to help … Read more…

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 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…

5 Reasons the Laity should Pray the Liturgy of the Hours

Engaging your spiritual life can be hard. Routines are difficult to start and usually more difficult to maintain. If you find yourself struggling in your prayer life or looking for something more, the Liturgy of the Hours might be your answer. The built in schedule within the pages of the Liturgy of the Hours puts … Read more…