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Five Ways Catholics Can Make a Difference

Photograph © by Andy Coan

“Think about the possibilities if we all made a sincere daily commitment, no matter how small, to make a positive difference in the lives of those around us.” Do we sometimes feel overwhelmed in the face of the relentless assault on the Church, our beliefs and our families by the media and modern culture? Is it difficult to stand up […]

Five Ways to be a True Catholic Rebel

St. Michael the Archangel

Come on, we know better than the Church, don’t we?  After all, this is the 21st Century and times have changed.  Modern man is fully capable of deciding what is moral on his own, right?  All the really smart people in the media, government and academia who encourage us to embrace abortion, contraception, euthanasia and gay marriage can’t be wrong, […]

So, what will it be? Serviam or non serviam?

St. Michael the Archangel

Come on, we know better than the Church, don’t we?  After all, this is the 21st Century and times have changed.  Modern man is fully capable of deciding what is good and moral on his own, right?  All the really smart people in the media, government and academia who encourage us to embrace abortion, contraception, euthanasia and same-sex marriage can’t […]

Islands of Joy

I recently had coffee with a fellow Catholic who gloomily shared his ongoing struggles with overtly living out his faith in the real world and reluctance to discuss his faith with others.  He made it clear that going to Mass on Sunday was all he could or should be doing.  Unfortunately, this is a very common tale.  The conversation became […]

Tolerance, Choice, Argument and Religion

  Just recently the results of a Pew Forum study on religion in America were released. In accord with many surveys over the past fifty years, this poll showed that the vast majority (92%) of Americans believe in God but that an increasing number of our countrymen prefer their own spiritual experience to the dogmas and doctrines of traditional Christianity. […]

Cafeteria Catholicism

I came across this article yesterday on catholic.net and would like to share it with you.  I think the author did a great job of laying out clearly the argument against picking and choosing what we believe about the teachings of the Church.  The piece is thought provoking and I encourage you to reflect, as I have, on this important message. Cafeteria […]