Praying as a Family

One thing I’ve really enjoyed about my first semester as a Theology student – less than four years, God willing, from ordination as a priest – has been a series of “formation conferences” or lectures by seminary priest faculty on topics pertaining directly to diocesan priesthood.  Recently, when discussing marriage prep, a priest told us […]


Articulating the Atonement: Part 2

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our sins, according to the riches of His grace which he lavished upon us.” (Ephesians 1:7) The cross is a mystery. As is the Incarnation, the Resurrection, the Holy Trinity, the hypostatic union, justification, original sin, the divine inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture, the […]

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Finding His Eucharistic Love

“I don’t get it. I don’t understand. Why would He do this? Why would He humble Himself like that? What would cause Him to perform such an insane miracle for us? The kind of thing that makes so many of His followers today walk away in disbelief? Why? I’m not good at not understanding. I […]


Let God Be The Judge

One of the greatest moments of clarity I ever experienced while investigating the Catholic Church was when I came to understand a simple truth: Life is sacred; plain and simple. While I know it may be elementary to many,  this simple truth helped me unlock the answers to all my confusion on the Church’s teachings. […]


As He Has Loved

“Love one another as I have loved you.” – Jesus I have to admit, this command seems pretty impossible at first glance. Yet it is one of my favorite Bible verses, which I think has something to do with the fact that it causes me to sit back and reflect on just how it is […]