lukewarmness

God is Asking Something Heroic of Us

"Christ on the Cross" (detail) by Velazquez

“The disciple of Christ consents to ‘live in the truth,’ that is, in the simplicity of a life in conformity with the Lord’s example, abiding in his truth. ‘If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not live according to the truth.” (CCC, 2470) I first interacted with Father Roger Landry […]

Five Ways to Escape from Apathy-ville

St. Michael the Archangel

Do you ever feel numb or helpless because of all the problems the world faces each day? One only has to watch the news or follow the events of the day online to feel completely overwhelmed. Some of the challenges facing the world include ever-increasing threats to our Catholic faith. The Church is being accosted on all sides and the culture […]

Overcoming Obstacles Between Us and Christ in the New Year

“Christ at 33” (detail) by Hofmann

As I considered what to write for today’s post, I reflected on years of well-intended resolutions to lose weight, go to daily Mass, pick up a new hobby, play more tennis, etc. which ended in failure as my desires clashed with the reality of my busy schedule and stubborn resistance to change. I like goals, but I have decided to […]

In The Not Too Distant Future…

Photography © by Andy Coan

A conversation in the not too distant future… “Who was the man in the black suit sitting behind Father Miguel during Mass this morning?”  Chris asked his father as they drove away from the parish. He caught his wife’s worried look and quick nod before he answered his 13 year old son.  “Well Chris, the National Department of Religion – you may […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Francis Fernandez

Christ on the Cross (detail) by Velazquez

“As long as we live in the world our life is a constant struggle between love for Christ or giving into lukewarmness, to our passions, or to comfort-seeking, which destroys love.  Faithfulness to Christ is forged each day by struggling against what separates us from him, and by an effort to make progress in virtue.  Then they will be faithful […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Francis Fernandez

“As long as we live in this world our life is a constant struggle between love for Christ or giving in to lukewarmness, to our passions, or to comfort-seeking, which destroys love.  Faithfulness to Christ is forged each day by struggling against whatever separates us from him, and by an effort to make progress in virtue.  Then we will be […]

Escape From Apathy-ville

"St. Michael the Archangel"

Please join me for a moment of honest self-reflection. Do you ever feel numb or helpless in the face of all the problems the world faces each day? One only has to watch the news or follow the events of the day online to feel completely overwhelmed.  Some of the challenges facing the world include ever-increasing threats to our Catholic […]