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The Day I Met Jesus While Riding My Bike

October 11, AD2017 7 Comments
The Day I Met Jesus While Riding My Bike

Note: This first portion was written in Fall 2014, but not widely published. The Day I Met Jesus A little over a year and a half ago, I was riding my bike when I saw what appeared to be a homeless woman walking hers. She was quite disheveled and had various grocery bags hanging from […]

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I Cannot Attend Your Wedding, Because of Love

May 11, AD2017 21 Comments
I Cannot Attend Your Wedding, Because of Love

Many Catholics struggle with how to handle situations where family and friends, who are Baptized Catholics but do not practice, choose to celebrate events in their lives that are not in alignment with Scripture and Church teaching. Such situations include marriages outside of the faith, non-religious secular marriages, and remarriages, among other things. Becoming more common […]

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The Good Witness of Not Receiving Communion

December 7, AD2016 45 Comments
The Good Witness of Not Receiving Communion

Last year, I found myself in a terrible position. It was a Sunday morning and I was preparing to take my kids to Mass. The problem was that I believed I needed to go to Confession prior to receiving the Eucharist. That was cause enough for anxiety, as no one wants their soul outside a […]

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Divorce For Kids: Infectious Disease Or Single Blow

November 4, AD2016 34 Comments
Divorce For Kids: Infectious Disease Or Single Blow

Travelling to my second school drop-off the other day, I was listening to the Patrick Madrid Show and he was discussing the Fatima apparitions, the breakdown of marriages, and divorce’s impact on families. My daughter, 13, was sitting next to me. We were both quiet, so I inquired if she was listening, and she said, […]

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Independence Day – A Forgotten Holiday

July 4, AD2016 6 Comments
Independence Day – A Forgotten Holiday

Today Americans celebrate the “Fourth of July.” It is typically a holiday around which people travel, families and friends gather, and people ignite fireworks to celebrate. It is viewed as a long weekend by many, who might just relax by the pool, pick up a good book, or have a barbecue. The late Erma Bombeck, […]

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A Reason for Lukewarm Catholics

May 1, AD2016 47 Comments
A Reason for Lukewarm Catholics

It is all too common to hear stories about fallen away Catholics, and how fewer are attending Mass and following their faith. Many blame theirs or others’ lukewarm faith or lack of catechesis on priests, their schools, bishops, Vatican II, popes, liturgical abuses, scandals, or any number of things. The problem of being lukewarm is […]

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On Challenging Homilies

November 14, AD2015 4 Comments
On Challenging Homilies

Over the last week there has been some discussion about the importance and length of homilies, as well as how conservatism and fundamentalism may be outdated prescriptions for bringing back disillusioned, fallen away Catholics. Though I see it a bit differently than some, I welcome the conversation. Looking at my own path back to being […]

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