I shall have to apologize in advance for any formatting difficulties in this post. There. I apologized. *** We happen to be making our way through another Lent, and this year I decided to give up something that has become perhaps a bit too dear to me: social media. How sad that I consider it… Continue reading »
I don’t have the energy, interest, wherewithal or pluck to attempt a blog post longer than a few words. I shall therefore apply a scattershot approach, and hit on several topics or random thoughts. Join me on this potentially amazing experience. *** Bad news out of Smithfield, my hometown. The priest there has been suspended from… Continue reading »
I wrote this letter; it will likely not be published. Suffice it to say, the state of modern Catholic hymns is pitiable indeed. An entrenched establishment, holding onto the conventions of a bygone era and failing to communicate the deeper connection to God so necessary to retain followers and save souls? Sounds a bit like… Continue reading »
Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. As a Catholic, I am going to fast today and receive ashes on my forehead. These are internal and external signs of my affinity for Christ and my willingness to follow Him. The ashes signify repentance for my sins and a rememberance of death (ashes to… Continue reading »
Finally concluding my now three-part blogging effort on Conscience, Virtue and Vice.
We’ve really lost sight of the concept of virtue, while keeping vice all too visible.
To many, the conscience is a personal Jiminy Cricket tailored to their life and experiences. But that’s not really how it works.
I received some upsetting news yesterday about someone I consider a friend.