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Persecution In The Military and The Church

July 30, AD2016 0 Comments
Persecution In The Military and The Church

This article on persecution is the fifth in a series called, “The U.S. Military and the Catholic Faith: A Comparison”, which examines the comparisons between the U.S. Army and Catholicism. Throughout my articles, I use the word ‘military’ loosely. I focus on the Army because I am a soldier and grew up through the ranks […]

The Eucharist: Lord, Help Our Unbelief

July 29, AD2016 4 Comments
The Eucharist: Lord, Help Our Unbelief

A few months back I attended a Confirmation ceremony at a local parish. Of course, we were all very proud of the confirmandi, especially as they proceeded into the church in their Confirmation attire, and as the priest laid hands upon them conferring the seal of the Holy Spirit. But as the ceremony ended, it […]

Three Stumbling Blocks To Evangelizing The World

July 28, AD2016 8 Comments
Three Stumbling Blocks To Evangelizing The World

The great commission given to us by our Lord and Savior is to “go out and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). This is our Catholic duty, to evangelize the world. We must begin with our families and neighbors. To do this is no meager task, it never has been easy and it never […]

10 Reasons I Can Not Vote for Trump (or Clinton)

July 28, AD2016 27 Comments
10 Reasons I Can Not Vote for Trump (or Clinton)

The political season is upon us and we would be hard-pressed to recall one that was more acrimonious. Division has been sown in families, churches, and the public square. Unlike the sort of division foretold by Jesus, in reference to who would or would not follow Him, this division is solely of this world. Hillary […]

Patron Saint of Missing Socks, Pray For Us

July 27, AD2016 6 Comments
Patron Saint of Missing Socks, Pray For Us

  As a mother of a large family, struggling to wash, dry, and fold three or four loads of laundry every day, I secretly wondered if there was an obscure saint, with little to do, who could fill in as my patron saint of missing socks. Little did I know, God was using the dilemma […]

Visitation: Seeing Christ in Others and Bringing Christ to Others

July 26, AD2016 1 Comment
Visitation: Seeing Christ in Others and Bringing Christ to Others

“Are you a Martha or a Mary?” This Martha-Mary juxtaposition from the Gospel of Luke is quite well-known. Martha is the archetype for the active life: busy about the work of service. Meanwhile, Mary is the archetype for the contemplative life: sitting at the feet of Jesus. Though Jesus tells Martha that “Mary has chosen the better […]

10 Reasons Catholics Should Vote For Trump

July 25, AD2016 98 Comments
10 Reasons Catholics Should Vote For Trump

1.) He’s not Hillary Clinton.  We know exactly who she is, what she is, what she stands for, and can pretty well guess what she will do to our country. We can’t risk her getting into office. If you can’t vote for Trump, vote against Hillary. The only realistic way to do this is by […]

Invoking the Holy Spirit in Our Lives

July 25, AD2016 0 Comments
Invoking the Holy Spirit in Our Lives

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Blessed Trinity, just as active in the world today as ever. The Bible says that the Holy Spirit created the world (Genesis 1:2), led Jesus into the desert (Matthew 4:1), comes to us at Confirmation (Acts 8:18), and intercedes for us in sighs that we cannot understand […]

Loving Our Neighbors On the Road

July 24, AD2016 2 Comments
Loving Our Neighbors On the Road

Driving around the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area can be a near occasion of sin. The roads are crowded. People are in a hurry. Patience is in short supply and tempers flare. But in addition to all the aggressive driving and its ensuing angry responses, there can also be reminders of how difficult it is to […]

Witness to Faith: Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

July 24, AD2016 0 Comments
Witness to Faith: Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

Saints come from all walks of life, from all parts of the world, from every age group, from every time period. They offer us concrete examples of how to live as followers of Christ. They are people who have been changed by their encounter with Jesus and can convey this transforming experience to others. St. […]