What does it mean to be Catholic?

At the root of our faith are principles that guide how we engage the world and where we look for answers

The Sign of the Manger

The following is a homily for the Christmas mass during the night. The readings can be found here. The manger. Is there a more important symbol of Christmas than the manger. As Easter has the cross, Christmas has… Read More

What is the Real Presence?

Christ is really present in the Eucharist. But what do we mean by “real”?

Where Should the Tabernacle Be Placed?

In some ways, the topic of this week’s┬áCatholicism in Focus is a trivial one. It is the sort of topic that the Pharisees might have argued about, seemingly esoteric, having no effect on the lives of the poor… Read More

Why are the Sacraments of Initiation in the Wrong Order?

I firmly believe that the Catholic Church is a sacrament of salvation and holds the fullness of truth. I love its mission of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with the world, am inspired by its many… Read More

How Does Someone Become Catholic?

Ever wondered how an adult becomes a Catholic? Now you can find out!

Together at Table

There are a few meals that I will never forget as long as I live. I’ll never forget Thanksgiving dinner with my family some years back. We all tried our best to be as behaved and formal as… Read More

The Unforgivable Sin

So many Catholics are outside the Church with no way in

Do This in Memory of Me

In each of the four eucharistic prayers in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church, the words “Do this in memory of me” are spoken by the priest in what is called the Institution Narrative. Although some of… Read More

The Joy of Salvation

All around the world, Christians are celebrating! Christ has risen from the dead! Our salvation is at hand! How does one even begin to celebrate such a moment? At St. Camillus, we celebrate in the way of the… Read More

Bad Worship or No Worship?

Bad worship is an all-to-common phenomenon in our churches. As I’ve traveled around quite a bit in the past 7-10 years, I’ve experienced choirs reminiscent to the movie Sister Act to no choir at all; preachers that have… Read More

Discerning the Priesthood Pt. 2

Whenever I discern a difficult decision, I often think of Moses. When asked by God to go to Egypt, Moses challenges God by saying that they won’t believe him and that he’s not an eloquent speaker. What God… Read More