Lift High the Cross

The cross is a scandal. The cross is foolishness to the world.

Sadly, all too many Catholics today are ashamed of the Holy Cross. Crucifixes are removed from sanctuaries. The mass is no longer described as the sacrifice of Calvary renewed and ...

Good Heavens, It’s International Buy a Priest a Beer Day!

Grab your beer steins, buy a 6 pack, and ring the rectory doorbell—it’s the second Monday in September, also know as International Buy a Priest a Beer Day!

This festive holiday traces its origins back to the pious deed of St. Hopswald ...

Trees are the Best Masters: 4 Reasons to Get Outdoors

“What I know of the divine sciences and Holy Scriptures, I learned in woods and fields. I have no other masters than the beeches and the oaks.”
– Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

This past weekend, we went on a family ...

Saying Yes to Spiritual Discipline

Why then, since we are watched from above by such a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of all that weighs us down, of the sinful habit that clings so closely, and run, with all endurance, the race for which ...

Manly Movie Moment: Boromir’s Last Stand

It’s no secret that I’m a big Tolkien fan. Not only are his works fantastic literature, they are also rich with Catholic motifs that inspire one to fight for what is good and true in the face of growing darkness.

Then there’s the films. ...

St. Padre Pio’s 5 Point Rule of Life

When we think of great mystics and wonder-working saints, we often think of those who lived centuries ago. Yet, St. Pio of Pietrelcina was both a mystic and a performer of many miracles—and he died in 1968, only 46 years ago.

In many ...