"It's--it's a magic wardrobe. There's a wood inside it, and it's snowing, and there's a Faun and a witch and it's called Narnia; come and see." --Lucy, from 'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe' by C.S. Lewis The Wardrobe to Narnia Since my childhood, I always loved Lewis' stories about the adventures in … Continue reading From Narnia to Middle Earth: An Unexpected Journey into the Catholic Church
“Christ changed every human being he ever met. In fact, He changed history, splitting it open like a coconut and inserting eternity into the split between B.C. and A.D. If anyone claims to have met Him without being changed, he has not met Him at all. When you touch Him, you touch lightning.”“Those who meet … Continue reading The Chosen: A Shockingly Different take on Jesus and the Gospels!
Psalms 6:2-3 Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am languishing; O LORD, heal me, for my bones are troubled. My soul also is sorely troubled. But you, O LORD -how long? Has the virus and lockdowns got you sad and angry? You are in good faith company. One of the experiences from the … Continue reading Learning to Lament
Many people have been reacting to the debate that recently occurred in the Oval Office between our nation’s political leaders. What also got a lot of attention was the quiet presence of Vice President Mike Pence during this heated discussion. A lot of humorous comments were made on social media and on the late night … Continue reading Advent: Jesus is in the room.
Walking. Praying. Beholding. Thousands of words could be written that would give a detailed account of the week-long pilgrimage to Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day. Instead, I want to offer some brief vignettes under the thematic words I have provided above. My reflections will relate to how I experienced World Youth Day from the … Continue reading A Seminarian’s World Youth Day Pilgrimage
One of the common questions that begin a challenge to Catholic teaching by non-Catholic Christians is: "Where in the Bible...?" The question is usually asked in good faith with a genuine interest in wanting to know how Catholics justify their beliefs. But, this phrase makes two presumptions made by the one inquiring that I want … Continue reading Top 7 Non-Biblical Beliefs of ‘Bible-Believing’ Christians
"The Lord, your God, is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory; he will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love; he will exult over you with loud singing as on a day of festival." Zephaniah 3:17 (RSVCE) Have you ever imagined God singing? Let's make things a little … Continue reading The Songs God Sings Over Us
Symphony (n): sounding together. But for a long while they sang only each alone, or but few together, while the rest hearkened; for each comprehended only that part of the mind of Ilúvatar from which he came, and in the understanding of their brethren they grew but slowly. Yet ever as they listened they came … Continue reading Catholicism: The Faith Symphonic