When will Jesus come again? This is a question I often get when travelling through the schools (it was particularly popular in 2012 for some reason). Wondering about the end is nothing new- if you were old enough to see the panic of Y2K at the turn of the millenium, or if you can imagine the […]
Finishing up the Seven Sacraments, we turn now to two Sacraments which the Church calls “Sacraments of Communion and Mission.” While every Baptized Christian can said to be on a mission from God, two of these missions are such a lofty call that they come to us as Sacraments: Holy Orders (being ordained Deacon, Priest, Bishop) and Marriage. […]
The word ‘Christian’ comes from the Greek word Christianos which literally means ‘follower of Christ.’ That is, after all, what it means to be a Christian: to follow Jesus. It is He who sits at the center of who we are and all that we do, and so the declaration we make believing in Jesus, the […]
When people think of me, the last thing they think of is someone who is “smooth.” Consider me the anti-James Bond. When I first asked my now-wife out on a date, I said “We should …talk… sometime.” (I used to get really nervous and unsure of what to say around girls I liked.) Thankfully, she said […]
…the problem of pornography isn’t what you’d think. It isn’t about the fact that someone has ‘bared all’ for the world to see, or that a couple has somehow shared with everyone their most intimate gift of self… the problem is that images and recordings can never transmit the whole person or a whole relationship.