WHO TO BELIEVE

Why are we experiencing more polarization, more division, than perhaps at any time in our collective memories?  If you just did a quick google search, (or possibly to prove my point even more immediately, if…

BE A SAINT

Do you think you can become a Saint?  When we think of a Saint, for the most part, we have these extraordinary biographies, statued or stained glass images that come to mind that they can…

SHIA LEBEOUF & FOLLOWING JESUS

In recent weeks, there’s been a lot of talk in both regular news & entertainment sources as well as Catholic sites about a Hollywood actor by the name of Shia LeBeouf.  Being only in his…

DINNER PARTY ETIQUETTE

Wednesday Night I was trying to be a good, responsible, diligent priest.  I had gone back to reading through this Gospel passage, had some biblical commentaries out, and was making some notes and such when…

STRIVE

Back in December of 2005, New York City Firefighter Matt Long was assigned as the fitness instructor at Randalls Island, the place where new recruits (probies) are trained to become one of New York’s "Bravest."…

TAKE A STAND

One of the most-talked about Television series of 2022 is the streaming service Paramount-Plus’ “The Offer.”  This 10-episode show is a biographical drama that traces the development of “The Godfather,” which has been named one…

DONT IGNORE THE WARNING

A couple of weeks I did one of the stupidest things I could have done (at least in recent memory...)  I’m still embarrassed about it and thankful to God for His protection and providence.  I…

WHAT IF YOU HAVE JUST ONE DAY

It’s hard to find things on social media that can actually catch your attention and stop your scrolling - but seeing the post “waited an hour to see ‘the corpse flower’ today” definitely was enough…