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The Great New Year Challenge

A New Year is upon us and I am sure every Facebook newsfeed is full of classic resolutions: eat healthier, exercise more, spend more time with family and friends. I think beginnings are wonderful – the beginning of a new semester, the beginning of the year, the beginning of a good book. Every year I […]

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A Reminder for the Single Ladies

I know waiting is hard. Time drags on and you ask yourself, “When is it going to be my turn? When do I get my love story?” You become upset and impatient. You think maybe you expect too much and should lower your standards just a little. But this is not the answer. Ladies, you […]

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The Flowers are Saints?

“A man knows when he has found his vocation when he stops thinking about how to live and begins to live.” – Thomas Merton, Trappist monk Coming back from the South Carolina Statewide Winter Retreat, I am filled with a simple zeal:  to “live and let God.” The weekend followed a theme of vocation. Wait, […]

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Finding My Vocation on the March for Life

Photo, above: Outside the Supreme Court building with fellow seminarian Chris Green (right).   WASHINGTON, DC – Just for fun, I am writing an article at the March for Life!  I am currently at Verizon Center, watching the youth rally which precedes the “#Mass4Life” and the March itself.  It’s a great time, as always!  Thousands […]

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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 […]

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