Loving Christ Means by Speaking Well of Others 10

During these Sundays of the Easter Season, the Church takes us back to the Last Supper, giving us a chance to dig deeper into its meaning.

Throughout his Last Supper discourse, Christ’s constant refrain is: if you love me, you will keep my commandment. That commandment is to “love one another as I have loved you” (John 13:34), the commandment of Christian charity. More…

Advent Tip: Reach Out 1


The world is smaller. We travel great distances easily; social media connects us; we know immediately everything that is going on. Yet, paradoxically, many people feel more lonely than ever.

Mary, after the Annunciation, teaches us a valuable lesson. She traveled through the hill county to bring the good news to Elizabeth, not an easy journey for anyone, especially a young pregnant girl. The joy and light of Christ needs to be shared.

It might be a good idea to stop and ask ourselves, More…

Santa Clause Comes Early (Every Year) 5

St Nickolas Icon courtesy of Reinkat

St Nickolas Icon courtesy of Reinkat

There are  days when a blogger gets a block and can’t come up with much to say. Then there are days when the blogger has so many ideas that he can’t think of how to put it all into one post. Happens to be the latter for me today. Of course, I don’t have to say it all. But, then again….

Good things always come in 3s, right? So here’s how I’m going to do it.  More…

Saints Build Bigger Barns Too 3

St John Vianney

St John Vianney

St John Vianney was well known as the humble, austere, potato-eating priest from Ars, who spent hours hearing confessions, by day, and dueling with the devil, by night. Little was it known how much he valued money. More…

5 (out of 6) Worthy Considerations about What It’s All About 18

It really is all about this.

No I did not prepare this bird or take this picture, but nothing inspires me like a food challenge. I’M DOIN’ IT!!! I’ll keep you posted on the results as the story unfolds — pictures included.

Seriously, this really is what it’s all about.

You see, when you were young, and your mind was an open book, you were told the ‘Hokey Pokey’ — that’s what it’s all about. Well, now you know. It’s not. Thanksgiving turkey wrapped in bacon — that’s what it’s all about! More…

Jesus, our Hidden King 12

Thy Kingdom Come!

By Fr Jason Smith

In Rome there was a street that I loved to walk down. In one block it had three churches and a café called “Snack Bar”. I thought it was funny because back home in Minnesota where I grew up, we’d joke that there were three bars and one church on the street. Only in Rome! More…