Jesus said, “Whoever obeys Me, he is the one who loves Me.” (Jn 14:21). According to Our Lord, obedience to the Word of God, more than anything else, is how ...Read More »
Do You Have Christ’s Joy?
Before Christ went to the cross, He prayed to the Father and expressed His will that all of His followers possess “the full measure of His joy within them.” There ...Read More »
Hemmed in by God: How to Tell if Christ is Keeping You for Himself
You have enclosed me behind and before, and laid your hand upon me.” (Psalm 139:5) A little while ago, I found myself tossing and turning in my bed from 10:00 ...Read More »
What Would You Ask For?
In the third chapter of 1st Kings, the Lord appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream and said to him, “Ask for whatever you want Me to give ...Read More »
Praise & Compliments: Christ Himself Shows How It Should Be Done
by Dr. Mitchell Kalpakgian | “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Christ is indeed lavish in his praise.Read More »
You Are What You Read: How Spiritual Reading is The Healthier Option
by Lorraine Espenhain | If you don’t nurture the spirit within you through prayer and spiritual reading, your "flesh" is going to get the upper hand...Read More »
How Much Do You Love Me? – One Answer for the Depression Discussion
by John Clark | I knew that depression was common, but it seems to be more widespread than I thought, and often so well-hidden.Read More »
When to Expect a Miracle
by Mitchell Kalpakgian | While God works miracles to heal, to feed, and to resurrect the dead, He does not perform wonders to amaze the crowds...Read More »
The Holy Eucharist: Model of Family Life
by Fr. Paul Scalia | We are not only to receive the Eucharist, we are to imitate the Eucharist. All who receive Christ in the Eucharist should imitate...Read More »
Three Lessons from St. John Paul II’s Encyclical ‘On Human Work’
by Marc Postiglione | Modern man has tended to make work become a form of drudgery that people go to every morning and do their best to avoid and when possible even avoid all-together.Read More »
Be Reconciled with Others – Why It’s Crucial
by Lorraine Espenhain | No matter how noble our work for Him may be, be reconciled to our brother whom we have offended. God desires mercy, not sacrifice.Read More »
Celebrating Easter for 50 Days!
by Monica McConkey | Forty days is a long time! Although our Lenten program pales in comparison to Jesus’ sojourn in the desert, we recognize the struggles of our sacrifices and resolutions and how difficult they can be to maintain for forty whole days.Read More »
3 Things Confirmation Candidates Need to Know
by Marc Postiglione | How would you define the word irony? Might I propose a good working definition as: a situation that is strange or funny because things happen in a way that seems to be the opposite of what you expected. The same Peter, who out of fear for his own life three times denied that he ever knew Jesus, is now standing in front of the Christian community in Jerusalem boldly declaring the truth about Jesus Christ for the entire world to hear.Read More »
The Divine Paradox: How I Learned to Hold On By Letting Go
by Lorraine Espenhain | A paradox is a statement or situation that seems to contradict itself. For example, it has been said of the ocean: “Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink!” Those who take Christ at His Word, and are not afraid to put that Word into practice in their lives, eventually discover what I call the Divine Paradox of Christianity.Read More »
I’m a Wimp with Dentists… Could I be Brave for Christ?
by Alannah Smithee | I have to go to the dentist. Normally, not a big deal. At least, it isn't when you haven't been stalling. But I have, for quite awhile now, in fact. And I have lain in bed many a long night worrying about it because I just didn't have it in me to call and schedule a date to be tortured.Read More »
8 Reflections on the Beloved Beatitudes
by Fr. Robert Skeris | The Gospel of the eight Beatitudes is surely one of the best-loved passages in all of Holy Writ, and deservedly so. For the fact is that men of all climes and times have regarded the Beatitudes as the ladder, so to speak, or the staircase by which the saints ascend to Heaven.Read More »
Three Ways to Keep Sunday Holy – Inspirations from Blessed John Paul II
by Marc Postiglione | One of my fondest and earliest memories of childhood is the way we as a family celebrated Sunday. Sunday always started with morning Mass. We were not a sleep late family and were out the door for 9:00am Mass.Read More »
Pope Pius XI On Christian Marriage
Let it be repeated as an immutable and inviolable fundamental doctrine that matrimony was not instituted or restored by man but by God. Not by man were the laws made to strengthen and confirm and elevate marriage, but by God, the Author of nature, and by Christ Our Lord by Whom nature was redeemed; and hence these [marriage] laws cannot be subject to any human decrees or to any contrary pact, even of the spouses themselves.Read More »
Are You A Seeker or A Sender?
So often in human life we wonder if someone is going to call, coming to visit, or going to write us a letter. We assume that we are to expect, ...Read More »
Judging and Being Judgmental: How To Do It?
Of course civility dictates that a person strive to make a good appearance that befits the occasion in an honest expression of who he or she is, and the person in the role of judge must take into consideration the fact that a first impression may be insufficient grounds for a correct interpretation.Read More »