Easter is here today! Alleluia! But no matter the season we can and should always be Easter People.
"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."
The Church today must learn from CrossFit. It must be simultaneously bold, contrite, and willing to listen. It must do this not for butts in seats or dollars in collection baskets, but for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Of all the insults and arguments hurled against the Catholic Church, two stand out to me in particular: 1) The Church is obsessed with guilt, and 2) faith is just a way to avoid the reality of the finality of death. The former stands out because it actually sounds like a good thing (look around … Continue reading Why Guilt? Why Ashes? Why Fasting?
The purpose and mission of this website is simple: assist in the purpose and mission of the Catholic Church. What, though, is the purpose and mission of the Catholic Church? The apparent simplicity of this question is betrayed by the manifold answers it receives in modern discourse. It remains, however, a simple question to answer. … Continue reading Reconciling All Things