INSIGHT & OPINION

WHAT IS RELATIVISM?

If there was ever a time when relativism could be treated as a reductio ad absurdum, a self-defeating principle, that time has long since...

GRANDPA PANTOCRATOR

The living room was dark with just enough sunlight breaching his midday nap time security that I could make my way to the floral...

BURNT OFFERINGS: A HOW-TO GUIDE

Being a cradle Catholic is certainly not without its perks. Steeped in Church teachings and traditions for most of my life, I find getting...

I WENT TO ADORATION IN SHORTS

One glorious afternoon, I had a rare fifteen minutes before I had to pick up my daughters from their Catholic school. I felt a...

‘TIL ALL ARE ONE

It only takes a few minutes of looking around at my office décor to discover my passion for nerdom.  I wrote this while reflecting...

A LIVELY CHURCH

About six months ago, our family switched parishes. It wasn’t some “large” decision or one that was rooted in being unhappy with our old...

PUPPY PENTECOST

“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes to you.” For years I had dreamed of training a dog who would be my four-legged...

PARENTHOOD: THE LESSER VOCATION?

Entering religious life never really crossed my mind. That sort of sacrifice and relationship with Jesus was for the really holy people. In my...

RESERVOIRS, CHANNELS, AND MINISTRY BURNOUT

If you’ve paid any attention to your local parish or diocesan communities you’ve probably witnessed in some way the crisis that the Church is...

THE COMFORT OF THE RESURRECTION

It’s sometimes easy to forget that Christ’s Resurrection occurred as an event in time and that much of human history took place before the...

GARLIC – FROM DEATH TO LIFE

Without fail every October my grandpa would say to me, “You better get yourself some garlic and plant it Christopher.” I never listened, for...

A REFLECTION ON HOPE

What does it mean to have hope? I’ve often found myself asking this question–probably because it’s a word that’s used so often in conversation...

AVIAN INVITATORY

I lay in bed for a few moments peering through the sliver between the curtains spying on the new day wondering what blessings awaited...

TOOLS, TACKLE & TRIM – A LENTEN INVENTORY

Pulling into the driveway of our little abode, I notice two things - we need to paint and the mailbox is knocked off its...

CAMPFIRE THEOLOGY

One of my favorite memories growing up was fires on the creek bank in our little neighborhood.  A section of creek flowed in a...