It’s one of the questions I get asked most often in class, so I’ve put together my three best answers to one of the basic questions of our faith… is God really out there?
I’ve been married to my beautiful wife, Jennifer, for nearly twelve years now. Looking back, there are a number of moments in our relationship that terrified me: working up the courage to talk to her, actually asking her on a date, holding her hand for the first time, proposing marriage… and the day I had […]
“Lord, teach us to pray…” -John 11:1 Since I don’t remember going through it myself, it has been a fascinating exercise observing my children as they learn how to speak. Each of them begins with no clue whatsoever where to start – so they do the only thing they know how to do: they cry. Eventually […]
A student recently asked me why the most recent translation of the Mass prefaces the Our Father with these words: …at the Savior’s command, and formed by divine teaching, we dare to pray…’ It was particularly the word ‘dare’ that stuck out to him, as it seemed odd to suggest that something we’ve been doing most of our […]
War in the twenty-first century is significantly different than it was in the past. Not only has technology evolved but so has the field of battle. Where in the past the field of battle was clearly marked out with armies standing on opposite ends – often in uniform bearing the insignia of their country […]
While re-watching Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy a few months ago, I was particularly struck by the battle scene in the opening sequence. In that battle, the ‘last alliance of men and elves’ (the good guys) had lined up to battle Sauron’s forces (the bad guys), and what caught my attention was the way in which […]