sanctity

Four Simple Tools to Help Navigate Your Way From Sin to Sanctity

So, you’ve got a sin problem too?  It’s not uncommon.  In fact, it has plagued every living human since the first living humans.  It’s called Original Sin.  It is part of the human condition.  Darn it. At first we just had to live with it, while God prepare us for the solution.  Even His favorite humans, the Hebrews, were not […]

"Madonna and Child" (detail) by Sassoferrato

Seven Aspects of Mary’s Sanctity

Now, except on the one issue of “praying to” saints, most of the differences between us [Catholics and Fundamentalists] are matters of emphasis or sensibility rather than doctrine. But when it comes to Mary, the greatest saint, doctrine sharply divides. Fundamentalists call Mariology “Mariolatry.” Passions run higher on this than on any other issue. Yet here too there’s a difference […]

St. Josemaría Escrivá

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Josemaría Escrivá

“Christian couples should be aware that they are called to sanctity themselves and to sanctify others, that they are called to be apostles and that their first apostolate is in the home. They should understand that founding a family, educating their children, and exercising a Christian influence in society, are supernatural tasks. The effectiveness and the success of their life […]

Dr. Peter Kreeft

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Dr. Peter Kreeft

“Saints love true peace. They also hate false peace, peace based on lies. Saints hate violence and intolerance against sinners. But they also hate tolerance of sin. Saints love sinners more, and sins less, than anyone else does. Both of these eccentricities puzzle people and often offend them.” (Dr. Peter Kreeft; How to Win the Culture War, Chapter 7) Print […]

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Daily Catholic Quote from Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

“A clean heart is a free heart. A free heart can love Christ with an undivided love in chastity, convinced that nothing and nobody will separate it from his love. Purity, chastity, and virginity created a special beauty in Mary that attracted God’s attention. He showed his great love for the world by giving Jesus to her.” (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta) […]

Dr. Peter Kreeft

Daily Catholic Quote from Dr. Peter Kreeft

“Saints love true peace. They also hate false peace, peace based on lies. Saints hate violence and intolerance against sinners. But they also hate tolerance of sin. Saints love sinners more, and sins less, than anyone else does. Both of these eccentricities puzzle people and often offend them.” (Dr. Peter Kreeft; How to Win the Culture War, Chapter 7) If […]

An Interview with Kevin Lowry – author of “Faith at Work: Finding Purpose Beyond the Paycheck”

We may often wonder if authors actually live up to the standards they outline for us in their books.  In the case of Kevin Lowry and Faith at Work: Finding Purpose Beyond the Paycheck (Our Sunday Visitor, 2011), there is no doubt that he lives up to the important themes of this wonderful book.  Kevin and his wife Kathi are […]

Suffering and Human Conflict

I developed the following talk from Deep Conversion, Deep Prayer by Father Thomas Dubay; Ignatius 2006, Chapter 8. It was delivered to the Catholic Business Cafe, a gathering of members of a local business community for a prayer breakfast and Mass. All of us suffer from hurts of various kinds. Our wounds at the most basic and essential level result […]

Takin’ Out the Garbage (Dumpster Diving Part II)

Complete conformity to the will of God can be challenging. It involves a type of death—a death to self, to self will. Your will must decrease if you want God’s will in your life to increase. God’s will for your life is that you become holy, be a saint, and go to Heaven. In order to achieve these most magnificent […]