Holding Hands During the Our Father?

"Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" (detail) by van Eyck

This is going to be fairly a controversial topic, so fasten your seatbelts. I know this isn’t everyone’s opinion, but I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and research about it and feel strongly enough to finally step out of the shadows to speak my mind. I don’t think we should hold hands during the Our Father. If you try to […]

Seeking Authenticity

Real Friends Don't Let Friends Gossip

We live in such a cynical world – a world seeking truth in all the wrong places; a world full of lies and scams and cheats. How did we get here? We’re more concerned with the personal lives of semi-celebrities than the sad realities in our own homes or the changes being made in our government; changes which will affect […]

Making Daily Mass a Part of Your Schedule

Daily Mass in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel at St. Peter Chanell, Roswell, Georgia

I’m constantly trying to find consistency in my prayer life. I need patterns and repetition to successfully form habits. I struggle with getting REALLY excited to start a new initiative and doing well for a day or two … and then, I fall off a cliff. Or I’ll miss a day for one reason or another and then never get […]

These are America’s Heroes?

Every four years, the world gathers to celebrate the joy of the Olympics. For 16 days, the world pauses. We all feel great pride for our home countries and cheer them on to Olympic Gold. We put these athletes up on pedestals – literally and figuratively – as we watch them break records and achieve feats we could only dream […]

The Dilemma of Worthiness

Photography © by Andy Coan

YOLO – You Only Live Once. This popular phrase is making waves across American culture (I admit that while I may be a young adult, I had to Google what the acronym meant). It has varying meanings from being similar to the innocence found in “carpe diem” to someone taking a stupid risk because “you only live once.” It can […]

Understanding the Young Adult Culture

The culture in which young adults live now is not an easy one. We are expected to be all things to all people. We struggle to find balance in our lives. We battle the stereotypes of being called lazy, entitled and ungrateful. But most difficult of all, we are searching for something. Young adults are grasping for truth. Most don’t […]