God can’t save you without you!

My favorite definition of Free Will is the shortest explanation as well.  God made you without you.  God can’t save you without you.  The same definition can be used for the Bible as well, especially the New Testament. Jesus is continually reminding us how to be saved. Jesus reminds us that the Ten Commandments are the baseline from which we can […]

Real Presence, Real Life

Photography © Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart

Do you believe that the Eucharist is truly the body, blood, soul and divinity of Christ?   A recent poll indicated that sixty percent of Catholics do not believe, are not sure or simply don’t know.  That leads us to a second question. If you don’t believe that the Eucharist is the body, blood, soul and divinity of Christ, or you’re […]

Keeping Watch All Through the Year

"The Holy Family (detail)" by Murillo

It seems like Advent began only yesterday, but we have already passed through Christmas and are already focused on school or work.  If you are like me, I promised at the start of Advent that I would keep Advent alive all year.  After all, Advent and Christmas time are important to every one of us. Pope Saint Leo the Great […]

Empty-Handed at the End

Yesterday was the start of the Catholic New Year, the first day of the liturgical year.  Once Advent starts, we begin to think about the birth of Jesus, but the gospels for the first week of Advent don’t seem to align with our joyful anticipation of Christmas.  The first week of Advent gospels always warn us to be ready because […]

Truth and Love

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

Peter said, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” The words Jesus has for us are “Love your God with your whole heart, your whole soul and your whole mind; and love your neighbor as yourself.” The words are simple but putting them into action is not always easy. For example when we proclaim […]