History of the Stations of the Cross

During Lent, and especially on Good Friday, many Catholics pray the stations of the cross. It is among the most popular devotions in the whole world, ranging in style and content from place to place. But where did… Read More

Praying the Liturgy of the Hours

In this week’s Catholicism in Focus I share about the official common prayer of the Church, the Liturgy of the Hours (also known as the Divine Office.) It is an ancient prayer that people of faith have been praying… Read More

Am I Even Making A Difference?

After a month off from social media (but not a month off… just so we’re clear), I’m happy to say that I’m back in the swing of things with YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and the podcast (whew… that’s… Read More

Called to Pray

Sometimes, as simple as it sounds, the most important thing we could ever do is to show up

Don’t Look Away

When all seems lost, we must fight the temptation to look away or give up

A Thorn In My Side

Sometimes it takes hardship to understand what really matters

Discernment Never Ends

Even if we know where we’re going, there’s still discernment on how to get there

Our Prayers Are Not Enough

Prayer can be very consoling after a tragedy, but unless it doesn’t move us to prevent it from happening again, it may not be true prayer

Bringing Calm to the Chaos

Happy Friday, and happy Fourth of July weekend! To celebrate both, I present to you a twofer: a video AND a blog reflection. Although focused on the same topic–the way in which Jesus calms the storms of life… Read More

A Look At Where We’ve Been

Over the past few weeks much of my focus has been on where I’m going. I’m going to Triangle, VA for my summer assignment. I’m going on a road trip across the country. I may or may not… Read More

Can You Keep A Secret?

Over the past three and half years, I have been the recipient of more than a few conversations regarding sensitive material. With increasing occurrence, I find people “wanting to talk,” telling me very private information. Close friends and complete… Read More

Finding Some Quiet

After a long semester of school, ministry, and fraternal gatherings, it was time for some reflection, some peace, and most of all, some quiet. Do you ever stop to think about how much noise is in our lives?… Read More