Life is a funny thing. That we can inhale and exhale, consume food and drink, create things with our hands, think things with our brains, witness beauty with our eyes, take in the scents of our surroundings, or choose to walk left or walk right is a funny reality, is indeed very strange. Of course, […]
Whenever a group of people gathers in Aspen, Colorado, the reason typically has little to do with matters of faith, and is perhaps often devoid of faith altogether. But with a new movement beginning at Aspen’s local Catholic parish, that may become the case less and less. In the heart of downtown sits St. Mary’s Catholic Church, its white steeple towering […]
The deaconesses are coming! If you’ve been following the news, you’ve probably heard that Pope Francis has established a commission to investigate the role of women deacons in the Church. This decision came during a conversation between the pope and the International Union of Superior Generals, a group of women that serve as heads of […]
Before I got married, I had actively discerned a vocation to the priesthood for about four years. During that time I read a number of books that aided me in the discernment process. Most of the books on this list have been recommended to me by seminary formators or spiritual directors. None of these books is exclusively […]
Fr. Garrett Nelson’s homily from May 1, 2016.