Sin is a thief and grace is pure gift. Sin destroys and grace heals. I’ve found that the destruction and harm sin brings, especially sexual sin, comes back to haunt us again and again.
Are you saved? It’s a question that often confuses Catholics. The most common answer I hear is: “Well, I’m a good person, so I hope to get to heaven.” Ah … nope. Wrong answer.
As I watch a monk enjoy his meal, I look at my life, and I am greatly tempted to walk away from all of it. What do I have that I cannot do without?
“Is heaven my lot?” It should be the most pressing question. It’s a question everyone should ask daily—several times. But something strange—better yet, sinister—has happened.
Regina Cleri, Queen of the Clergy, pray for us. After Mass, the seminarians, deacons, priests and lay faithful all together raise their supplication to you, Queen of Heaven.
Repeating the words of Pontius Pilate as he reacts to Jesus’ compelling witness, too many of our contemporaries ask: “What is truth?” As current events challenge our innermost beliefs, we feel compelled to search for answers about our human existence and the meaning of our lives.
Having converted to Catholicism in my late teens, I had little experience or knowledge of The Virgin Mary, our Blessed Mother. I honored her mostly at Christmas time, knowing that she was called “Blessed” and that she carried our Savior in her womb.
The modern attack on the Church is perpetrated by Satan, whose deception and trickery is fooling people into thinking the Church is herself a source of evil in the world.