The readings of today’s liturgy emphasize one simple truth of our Catholic faith: sin damages us and others. It has serious long-term consequences—even those of an unending, eternal duration. Sin can lead to that terrifying reality we call hell.
Archives for September 2018
A Mom Shares How To Be Catholic in Today’s World
Have you ever wanted to become a saint but been discouraged by the seeming impossibility of modeling their lives of sanctity and holiness? How is a busy mother suppose to spend hours in contemplative prayer on her knees before the crucifix of Christ? But I soon realized that sanctity is not necessarily defined by those things. It is found, with God’s grace, in the simplicity of being a faithful mother.
The Accusation that Catholics Worship Mary Is Built on Misunderstanding and Exaggeration
As a teen and young man, I remember being hesitant—even fearful—of mentioning to my friends that I was a Catholic. I knew they held a lot of misunderstanding about the Church and what the Church believes about Mary.
How Jesus Led Me from Adoration to Confession To More Love for Adoration
When Fr. Jorge first suggested I go to adoration, I was unprepared for how difficult it would be and what it would bring. I didn’t expect to be challenged by Jesus to more fully live my faith by entering the confessional and pouring my heart out before him.
The Most Holy Eucharist: Catechizing Children and Others on The Distinction Between Substance and Accidents
Here are a few helpful suggestions to use when teaching children and others about the reality of the Eucharist as the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ.