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A Royal Priesthood: Salvation, Election and the Power of Mediation

The history of salvation is in many ways a history of mediation. In the Old Covenant, God raised up mediators in the form of priests and prophets---like Moses, Aaron, and Samuel---to intercede for the salvation of his people. These mediators were specifically chosen, often reluctantly, to carry out the divine mission. These men were types or pictures of the One...

7 Lessons from Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament

Of all the gifts that God has given his Church, the greatest is without question the Blessed Sacrament, for it is nothing less than the body, blood, soul and Divinity of Jesus himself. In the Eucharistic host, our Divine Savior dwells among men in his fullness. He is truly God with us---what could be greater than this? If the Blessed...

Alive With Him: Living the Reality of the Resurrection

Yesterday, Christians around the world joyfully celebrated Easter--- the highest and holiest feast of the liturgical year. We celebrated Christ's triumph over death, sin, and hell through his glorious resurrection. It was a happy day, indeed! But Easter isn't just an important liturgical feast, it is a reality to be lived. Today, I want to examine how living in the light of the...

St. Maximilian Kolbe on How to Have Heaven on Earth

Have you ever wondered what Heaven is like? I have. I mean, we talk about it all the time, but when we get down to it, we don't know that much about it. We do know that we will behold God face to face there, and we also know that we will find the fulfillment of all our deepest longings....

Get Married Young Man

This month, my wife and I celebrate our third anniversary. Laura is the best thing that has happened to me, and I count myself incredibly blessed to share my life with a woman who is beautiful, incredibly funny, virtuous and holy, industrious, strong, unfailingly cheerful, and a wonderful mother to our children. Before I met Laura, though, I confess I didn't always have...

Go to Confession!

"If there is a heavenly idea in the Catholic Church, surely, next after the Blessed Sacrament, Confession is such."  -Blessed John Henry Newman Confession is one of my favorite sacraments, and I try to go as often as I can. But this wasn't always the case. I am a convert, and I still remember the awkwardness of my first confession. I...