Do you want everything (everything good anyway)? Well it’s being offered to you…but for a price. A lot of Christians get lulled into an over-simplification of their faith. This over-simplification deconstructs into a dangerous conclusion that there is nothing we have to *do* (i.e. a “work) in order to attain eternal life. They say that […]


Fr. Spitzer is the kind of guy you’d put on Larry King Live when guys like Stephen Hawking venture outside their field of expertise (science) and start saying crazy things about the need for God. Seriously, that’s what happened. Fr. Spitzer is such a great spokesman for the intellectual weight of the Catholic Faith within […]


I had a commenter accuse the Catholic Church of being a “dead religion.” She claimed the only place you can find Jesus Christ in a Catholic church is “hanging dead” on a cross. For any Catholics who practice their faith, this seems like a very disconnected accusation. But there are a lot of people who seem […]


“There is a tendency to forget that the school is only a preparation for the home, and not the home a mere jumping off place for the school.” – G.K. Chesterton Why do we go to school in the first place? Why do we send our kids to school? Judging by the priorities of our […]


I think I was about 12 years old. I had been given the new chore of raking the front yard. I hated it. We had a pretty big front yard with lots of pine needles and leaves and I was loafing about at it, grimacing at how long this was going to take. Apparently my […]


This is one of those commandments that gets overlooked all the time. In fact, I often forget what it really means! Does it mean we can’t say things like “Oh my God” or “OMG”? Or does it just mean we can’t say “G-d d&mm@%”? Can we just not use God’s name when we are angry? […]


One of the mysterious gifts of this life is that my Joy does not depend on my circumstances. Regardless of how bad my life may be, endless Joy is available all the same. I just have to choose it. Even more paradoxically, it’s in the embracing of suffering where we find the strength to live […]


Let me be clear from the beginning here. I’m not saying there are no good reasons to get prenatal testing. But there are some reasons that are not good reasons to do so. No matter how sophisticated it may be, no prenatal test can predict the impact that your child’s life will have on the world. […]