Preparation Through Prayer & Penance

"This Advent, instead of falling once again into the endless cycle of preparing for the day of Christmas and not the season of Christmas, let us yearn to prepare our hearts and souls for the coming of Christ, and to use these days as days of penance and prayer, so we are ready to meet the Lord when He comes."

Reclaiming Humility

"When youth and young adults who have left the Church are asked why they left, a recurring theme in their responses is the lack of authenticity in those they encountered while a part of it.  We would be foolish (and this finger points at myself as much as at anyone else) to think that a lack of authenticity doesn't indicate a lack of humility as well."