You Cannot Fail: Learning to Grow Through Our Faults

Deriving profit from our faults is one of the most important topics in the spiritual life. It is quite certain that, in the designs of God, the faults into which He permits us to fall ought to serve for our sanctification,...

The Most Unpopular Commandment

Of all Jesus commandments, there is one that is more unpopular than any other. It’s the one commandment where I’ve heard people say that Jesus didn’t really mean what he said. I’ve even heard more excuses for this sin than for...

The Pharisee, the Publican, and You

The Easter Triduum fast approaches. It is a time in which we remember Christ embracing the cross for the love of us, and one in which we joyfully celebrate his triumphant resurrection, which is the source of all our hope. But it...

Resolutions, Failures, and the New Year

“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set out to remedying them. Every day begin the task anew.” -St. Francis de Sales
If you’re anything like...

Custody of the Eyes: What it is and How to Practice It

 Oh! how many are lost by indulging their sight!  – St. Alphonsus de Ligouri If your eye offends you, pluck it out. – Jesus
We live in a hyper-sexualized, even pornified culture, and if you’re a man who wants to be pure,...

Preparing for a Good Lent: Penance

“How beautiful, how necessary is penance.” – St. Francis of Assisi
Penance is an unpopular topic these days. Perhaps it is because we have become soft, even wimpy, valuing comfort over anything else. Maybe it’s due to a misguided attempt to seem less...

Pope Condemns Abortion… in 1588

In the U.S., today is the March for Life. Over 500,000 pro-life Americans will gather in the nation’s capitol to remember the 56 million children lost to the violence of abortion and to call for an end to this crime against humanity....

Let’s Talk About Porn

Let’s talk about porn. I know it it’s an uncomfortable subject, but ignoring it will do no good. The fact is, pornography addiction is a massive and growing problem—especially for men. If you don’t believe me,...
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