“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.” – St. Augustine of Hippo The… Read More


Every once in a while, I encounter a movie that exceeds my expectations, and Emilio Estevez’ The Way is just such a movie. Here’s why I liked it. Plot The movie starts off with Thomas Avery, played by Martin Sheen, receiving the devastating news that his son, Daniel (Emilio Estevez), has died. The news is… Read More


ScriptureThe centurion and the men with him who were keeping watch over Jesus feared greatly when they saw the earthquake and all that was happening, and they said, “Truly, this was the Son of God!” (Mt 27:54)ReflectionUnlike Jesus’ friends and even the Pharisees, who were present at the crucifixion because of the vested interest they… Read More


ScriptureNow one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us.” The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply, “Have you no fear of God, for you are subject to the same condemnation? And indeed, we have been condemned justly, for the sentence we received corresponds to… Read More


Scripture”As they were going out, they met a Cyrenian named Simon; this man they pressed into service to carry his cross.” (Mt: 27: 32)ReflectionSimon the Cyrene was not a willing helper to Jesus. Different translations of Matthew’s gospel use the verb “compelled” and “forced” to describe how Simon came to be part of Jesus’ long walk… Read More


ScripturePilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Every one who is of the truth hears my voice.” Pilate said to him, “What is truth?”… Read More


Why did Christ establish one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church? Why did the eternal Son of God become incarnate of the Virgin Mary, call the Twelve, establish them on the rock that is Peter, give them the power to proclaim his Kingdom and even to absolve sins, and empower them with the Holy Spirit to… Read More


The state of marriage is one which requires more virtue and constancy than any other; it is a perpetual exercise in mortification.”- St. Francis de Sales “He who loves his wife loves himself.” Ephesians 5:28 I married a wonderful woman. She’s beautiful, hilarious, generous, and incredibly strong. (I’ve watched her give birth. Trust me, she’s… Read More


Narrowing down the lessons taught by Saint John Paul the Great to a mere 7 is a nearly impossible task. These are the 7 things that have most touched me – please feel free to share how he has impacted your life in the comments below!— 1 —Do not be afraid.”Brothers and sisters, do not… Read More


We’re joining Loyola Press in celebrating the release of The Church of Mercy by Pope Francis, a brand new book documenting Pope Francis’ vision for the Catholic Church in his own words. The book shares the Holy Father’s powerful message of mercy, service and renewal – a message that has captured the attention of Catholic’s… Read More