The Galatians 5 Spiritual Health Exam

Ask a Carmelite Sister… Dear Sister, At least once a year I see a doctor and check out my physical health. Is there any kind of a spiritual health exam that would help me check out my spiritual health? Dear Friend, Thank you very much for you most timely question.  The answer, of course, is an old-fashioned phrase. Perhaps you […]

How Can I Become a Better Catholic Husband and Father to my Family?

Ask a Carmelite Sister… Dear Sister, I’ve been reading your answers to questions on The Integrated Catholic Life™ for several months now and have been playing with the idea of writing you a question that I’ve been thinking about for many years. It’s about my family. I don’t consider us bad Catholics, nor do I consider us to be devout […]

The Acts We Perform; the People We Become

From the 1950’s through the late 1970’s Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) was a professor of moral philosophy at the Catholic University of Lublin in Poland, specializing in sexual ethics and what we call today “marriage and family life.” He produced two important books touching on these matters, The Acting Person, a rigorously philosophical exploration of Christian anthropology, and […]

SPD and the Prince of Peace

Reflections of a Catholic High School Teacher  – SPD and the Prince of Peace A few weeks ago, one of my sophomore students showed up in class wearing a rather interesting sweatshirt. I glanced up and noticed that he had placed one of the drawstrings of his hoodie into one his ears, and the other drawstring was placed into the […]