Mercy from the Cross

The Year of Mercy

The Year of Mercy is upon us! The Jubilee year goes back to the Old Testament when: 1The Lord said to Moses on Mount Sinai, 2 Say to the people of Israel, When you come into the land which I give you, the land shall keep a Sabbath to the Lord. 3 Six years you shall sow your field, […]


On the Mission and Vocation of the Laity

Text of a talk I gave to St. Michael’s Young Adults group during Spirit and Spirits, on Monday, August 11, 2014 at the Irish Bred Pub in Opelika, AL. Tonight I’ll be talking about the mission of the laity in the Church. I hope that by the end of this talk we will have arrived at […]


God’s Architect

For a while now, I’ve wanted to write about the vocation of the laity because—despite the best efforts of the Second Vatican Council, as well as a great many Popes and saints—it remains widely misunderstood. Many Catholics have the mistaken notion that the laity can get away with not being as holy as priests or […]