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Being a Christian in the Public Sphere

What does it take to be a Christian in the public sphere? I ask myself this question all the time. We live in a world where our ideas, beliefs and values are constantly put to the test. As Christians especially, we are always pushed to see if our value of love of neighbor can stand […]


Why We Go To Confession

Confession is scary. Bringing your sins to light is scary. But to another person? An ordained minister? It doesn’t get more real than that. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is another one of those things in orthodox Christianity that we would never think of doing unless Jesus actually wanted us to do it. Like drinking His blood, or eating […]


My “January 1” is the Confessional Booth

The first week of January 2014 is wrapping up and my social media has been inundated with those New Year “fresh start” posts.  One of the more common ones is “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” Brad Paisley said that – or at least that’s what […]


Romance, Glory, Honor, Fidelity, Love, Death

One of my Facebook friends recently posed the following question in her status: “What is your favorite quote about the Eucharist?” Many people responded in the comments section, but no one responded with my favorite: “Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love […]


Thank God Life Isn’t Fair

“You told me, Father, that after my past life it is still possible to become another Saint Augustine. I don’t doubt it, and today more than yesterday I want to try to prove it.” -St. Josemaría Escrivá, The Furrow #838 Forgiveness. What a great gift from our Father, bought for us at a great price […]

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