A Crisis in the Single Life

“Some of us will have a path to holiness through a vowed vocation. But due to fallen human nature, not all of us will.” We speak a lot about a crisis of vocations, the crisis in the priesthood, and a crisis in married life. At their roots, these are all simply crises in holiness. In addition to these, there is […]

Encountering the Word – 1 Timothy 6:6-10

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“Indeed, religion with contentment is a great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, just as we shall not be able to take anything out of it. If we have food and clothing, we shall be content with that. Those who want to be rich are falling into temptation and into a trap and into many foolish and harmful […]

Encountering the Word – Colossians 3:23

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“Whatever you do, do from the heart, as for the Lord and not for others.” (Colossians 3:23) If you liked this scripture passage, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and Recommend buttons below and via email. We value your comments and encourage you to leave your thoughts below. Thank you! – The Editors Print this […]

Make Me Holy

The first time I was invited to speak at a Catholic event was for local youth retreat called Credo, for which I was asked to give a talk on our universal call to holiness.  At the time I was a traffic reporter in Cincinnati, and I wasn’t much exposed to the documents of the Church – nor was I very […]

Distinguished Student and Teacher in the Church’s Essential School

On Sunday, the Catholic world will rejoice as Pope Benedict XVI beatifies his predecessor Pope John Paul II. Six years ago, at John Paul II’s funeral Mass, then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger preached that the most distinctive characteristic of the life of Karol Wojytla was that, from his earliest days, he responded to the Lord’s call to follow him as a […]