March 5, 2019

It happened again; the year that seemed new a short while ago is no longer new! It's hard to believe that one-sixth of a brand new year is already over. Only two months ago we were still celebrating the New Year and laying out our new set of resolutions.

Ouch...right......

March 1, 2019

When everything was darkness and nothing was yet made, there was a black ocean and changeable sea. In this ocean of tumultuous mutation and undefined masses there were two great serpents, Apsu and Tiamat. The sleek and powerful Apsu was father and monster. His mate was...

February 20, 2019

“Receive. Recognize. Respond.”

Being Catholic in the modern world is certainly a challenge. We are reminded on a regular basis, whether in sermons or by what we see in the checkout line at the grocery store, that we are in a battle against the corruption being peddled a...

February 15, 2019

The wedding is happening. Wine is being drunk; food being eaten. The guests are having the time of their lives and the wedding couple are in a state of near perfect joy. Somewhere near the center of the room, a woman sits quietly watching the night unfold. She observes...

February 13, 2019

There is something big missing in our lives—excellence and the drive to be extraordinary.

Our society seeks after the ordinary. In our country there’s a diversity of race, culture, and lifestyle, but still so many people are the same. They want to be like everyone else....

February 5, 2019

There is a certain frustration that we sometimes feel when the actions and behaviors of others seem to be preventing us from living a productive life and achieving our goals. That frustration can even build to the point where we throw up our hands, and say, “See! There...

February 1, 2019

Let’s say you are going about your business one day when God appears to you and says, “Go kill your son.” The logical thing to do is to obey God. But how can you? What will other people think of you when they hear you sacrificed your son? What will your son think of yo...

January 30, 2019

What makes me a Catholic? I understand that by my baptism I have a spiritual life and the spiritual journey of a Catholic soul. But how can I be defined? What is it that sets me apart from the rest? These are questions that frequently arise when I go out in public or w...

January 25, 2019

Socrates: imagine this.

Hello darkness, my old friend

I’ve come to talk with you again.

There is a scary parallel between the wise words of Plato and the harmonious voice and lyrics of Paul Simon. Plato, one of the greatest philosophers dives deep down into his mind, only...

January 21, 2019

On January 22, 1973, Americans had undoubtedly won a new freedom for themselves. Our nation's Supreme Court decided that a right which the Founding Fathers implicitly included in our Constitution was the right permitting a woman to kill an unborn child. In an age where...

January 19, 2019

“We hold these Truths to be Self Evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator, with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

The United States was founded on the principle that every...

January 14, 2019

There is nothing like a good villain. So many of the movies seen on the big (and small) screen are defined by the bad guys that inhabit them. We asked some of our staff to give us their picks for greatest movie (someone cheated and gave us a TV villain...cough, co...

January 11, 2019

This was not a spur of the moment thing. It seems that so many things today are. But not this endeavor. To be honest, it was a long time coming. This world is crazy. You look around and you realize that there is just madness swirling at you from every corner. And at fi...

January 8, 2019

Heroes are always something of a myth. This is mostly because it's hard to find as grand and glorious people as the heroes we read about in fairytales or Greek mythology. People we meet every day tend to fall a thousand times short of mythology's hero mark. 

Yet od...

January 4, 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...

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