The Best of the Catholic Web

For many, it is not so much a lack of choices that keep us from encountering the best, but their overabundance that can overwhelm us and paralyze us.  Western Culture has made choice one of the many gods of this age; to choose for the sake of choosing instead of choosing what is the best … Continue reading The Best of the Catholic Web

Children Will Listen: Into the Woods and Out of the Court

Careful the things you say Children will listen Careful you do them too Children will see And learn Tamper with what is true And children will turn If just to be free Careful before you say "Listen to me" Children will listen Careful the tale you tell That is the spell Children will listen (Lyrics … Continue reading Children Will Listen: Into the Woods and Out of the Court

Gone God: In Movies and Marriage.

I recently saw two movies that could not be less similar in story and genre:  Gone Girl and Annabelle. While these movies in many ways differ greatly, the themes of family and married life are prominent in both. In light of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family currently taking place in the Catholic Church, there … Continue reading Gone God: In Movies and Marriage.

The Cyrenian’s Cross

"As they were marching out, they came upon a man of Cyre′ne, Simon by name; this man they compelled to carry his cross." ~Matthew 27:32 Anyone.   It could have been anyone.    Of the faces in the crowd, there was one man among the many buried, with no visible burden he carried.  He had … Continue reading The Cyrenian’s Cross

Foxcatcher and The Two Cities

“The earthly city glories in itself, the Heavenly City glories in the Lord.”  ― Augustine of Hippo, City of God "I want to be the best in the World.  I want to win gold.  This is more than just some piece of medal.  It's about what the medal represents.  The virtues it requires to attain … Continue reading Foxcatcher and The Two Cities

Emmaus Road: Experiencing More than Spanish in Costa Rica

1 Language to learn.  2 Months.  3 learning sites and micro-climates.  12 hours of day and night.  Over a dozen Churches where we received and adored Jesus.  About 70 cups of local coffee. Hundreds of miles flown, driven and walked.  Thousands of experiences and memories with the Catholic Christians of Costa Rica. More than our … Continue reading Emmaus Road: Experiencing More than Spanish in Costa Rica

Pastimes: Of Church and Baseball

"I've tried them all, I really have, and the only church that truly feeds the soul, day in, day out is the Church of Baseball."  -Susan Sarandon, Bull Durham, 1988. "Baseball is like church.  Many attend, few understand."  --Leo Durocher, former MLB player and manager. Pastime  n.  an activity you enjoy doing during your free … Continue reading Pastimes: Of Church and Baseball