June 18, 2019

A little less than three months ago, Our Warpath’s captain posted an article entitled “I Don’t Want to Go to Heaven”. When I initially saw the title of the article, I almost fell out of my chair. After reading the post and thinking about it for a while, I almost fell o...

June 14, 2019

As I count down the days until June 15, so many emotions creep up on me—excitement, fear, nervousness. June 15 is my graduation day, graduation from high school and I absolutely cannot wait. But I also can’t help but be scared of what’s to come, what’s to happen after...

May 17, 2019

Happiness is a side effect. We have all seen social media posts about being happy, the smiling faces with generic phrases, captioned “SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW, OMG”, the “inspirational” quotes telling you to look for happiness and stop worrying, the gurus on their yoga mats...

May 8, 2019

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”

When Plato said this, he captured one of the profound truths of human nature:  

When we are relaxed, we reveal who we truly are.

We all have friends with whom we feel completely at e...

April 30, 2019

We are souls enslaved by fear. Thick iron clad walls stand between us and what we can be and do in this life on our path to God. But we are governed by fear. We are governed by what we have ruled impossible for us to do. We live lives of softness and comfort. Lives tha...

April 24, 2019

Photo Credit: Steve McCurry, "The Afghan Girl", National Geographic, June 1985

The duty of raising children falls to many of us during our lives. I am currently blessed with that responsibility; it is quite the adventure. Of all the things I notice about my children, I...

April 19, 2019

Dedicated to Alice McMahon

“I love being Catholic.” These four words were repeated many times by a dying woman I knew well, who passed this Holy Thursday. She knew that it was only a matter of time that she would meet her Creator. She knew that soon pain would cease and...

April 16, 2019

Smoke rises in front of the altar cross inside the Notre Dame cathedral. Philippe Wojazer/AFP/Getty Images

I am writing this article in the midst of unexpected chaos happening in Paris. One of the greatest monuments of Catholicism, Notre Dame de Paris, has caught fire....

April 12, 2019

There you are. Sitting in a chair in your room not sure what to do next. Or maybe you’re sitting among a group of friends - witty remarks are being thrown around, people are laughing, yelling, music is blaring - life is happening. In that moment in time, you are there....

April 6, 2019

A little over a year ago, in the aftermath of the violent protests in Charlottesville, America struggled with an enormously important question: “How do we deal with the ghosts of our past?”

The white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville to protest the removal of...

March 29, 2019

God is always speaking to us. Whether it be through friends or through circumstances or through the liturgy of His Church, He speaks to us and tell us exactly what we need to hear and what He wants us to hear. This is why I have always been so impressed by the season o...

March 26, 2019

When people ask me about my lifting, their question is typically “How long have you been doing this?” or “Why do you lift?”. My answer is simple. “I started lifting because (like most Americans) I was overweight and things just progressed to get me where I am now.”

But...

March 22, 2019

On November 30, former president and war hero George H.W. Bush passed away after a long life in service of his country. He had in the words of Time Magazine “almost every tool a great president needs”.

He had fire, drive, ambition and an insatiable appetite for excellen...

March 18, 2019

When the Civil War broke out in 1861, thousands of Irish immigrants volunteered to fight for the North and South. Close to 140,000 Irish joined the Union Army, the vast majority of them a part of the 63th, 69th, and 88th New York, the 116th Pennsylvania, and the 28th M...

March 13, 2019

I was a believer in Jordan Peterson. I've read his 12 Rules For Life and I've listened to almost all of his lectures and debates online as many others have done. But as a Catholic and a Christian I have always had my reservations about the esteemed professor. Something...

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