One of the oldest pursuits of man is to find the meaning of life. Why am I here? What difference does any of it make? The Baltimore Catechism, which originated at the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore in 1884 asks the question, “Why did God make me?” It answers theContinue Reading

We all love a good story, don’t we? There’s something so compelling about a narrative that pulls us in with a hero to root for and a villain to despise. We crave the satisfaction of seeing an injustice righted, of watching good triumph over evil. It’s a timeless theme thatContinue Reading

Time is a mystery. When we hear the word mystery we think of a who-done-it. The actual meaning from the Greek is ‘a thing whispered’. This is what the Church means when she says that something is a mystery. It is not so much a secret as it is a thing whispered.Continue Reading

After Mass one Sunday I was approached by a parishioner with a question. She wanted to know if our resurrection is a given. When I said it was if we trusted in the Lord, she asked why then we say we hope for the resurrection in the Mass. Why wouldContinue Reading

Attendance in the Catholic Church in Europe and the United States has been in decline for decades. A lot of ink has been spilled on the reasons for this and a lot of thought has been put into how we can reverse this trend. The faith is on fire inContinue Reading

Who is God? Let us begin by first talking about faith. When I say the word faith, I would expect you would understand that as your belief in God and that is a valid understanding of faith. But, another word for faith is trust. Faith is what you put yourContinue Reading

In the bustling tapestry of early Christianity, the figure of Saint Athanasius emerges as a beacon of unwavering faith and theological depth. Born around 296 AD in Alexandria, Egypt, Athanasius would become a pivotal defender of orthodox Christian doctrine amidst the swirling controversies of his time. Athanasius is renowned particularlyContinue Reading