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Accommodating Jesus

Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this said, “This is a difficult statement; who can listen to it?”  – John 6:60 Being a person of faith is not easy. Nor should it be. Too often we try to make the faith fit our lives, when in reality, it should be the other way […]

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Back to the Basics

For 2014, the start of a New Year, I want to get “back to the basics,” as it were. Back to the basics in my personal life, my school life, my professional life. But most importantly, back to the basics in my relationship with Jesus. What is it that God is asking of me, daily? […]

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Star Wars Vocation: Did the Jedi Lead Me to Seminary?

Did watching Star Wars as a kid make me want to become a priest?  Yes it did, at least indirectly. Of course, watching Star Wars made me want to try lots of things.  For example, I once attempted to “use the Force” to telekinetically lift an object in the back yard – just to be […]

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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 […]

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