Happy Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola! In honor of the founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), I’ve compiled a list of his pithy sayings. “All for the greater glory of God!” “The man who sets about making others better is wasting his time, unless he begins with himself.” “Charity and kindness unwedded […]
So, women and men are pretty different in many ways and very similar in others. As someone reading a Catholic think site on the internet, you probably realized this at some point in your life. I think for me, that moment came shortly after a growth spurt during a 7th grade cotillion ball. I realized […]
That show with Jesus and the guy from Lost. Listen below or click here to listen on iTunes.
“In most cases it would have been possible to do something better than what an individual person actually did do. And yet it would be wrong to say that one is always duty-bound to do the best possible thing. That is simply not possible.” -Robert Spaemann, Basic Moral Concepts It’s NFP Awareness week. While I’m […]
Chances are, if you’re reading this, you have a friend or seventeen who are on pilgrimage to World Youth Day this week in Krakow, Poland. But you aren’t there, and this probably perfectly describes you having to stay home: Well, never fear. For those of us watching the action from the sidelines this World Youth […]
This homily was given on the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Cycle C. Today Jesus teaches us how to pray. To preach a homily on the Lord’s Prayer is intriguing; it is simultaneously the most influential and common prayer in history and the single easiest prayer for us to recite without reflecting on its meaning for […]
Catholics have another reason to love Mike Piazza. The 12-time All-Star and former National League Rookie of the Year, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this past Sunday, and during his speech he spoke candidly about his Catholic faith. At one point he said: “[Thank you to my mom] for the greatest gift a mother […]
This story originally appeared at Crisis Magazine. It has been republished with permission. A story in Florence, Italy recently caught the attention of many around the world. It was big news when public outcry caused Florentine city officials to backtrack from an agreement to let a McDonald’s open in the historic Piazza del Duomo, not […]
This article originally appeared on Catholic Exchange. It has been published with permission. Jesus asks a number of different questions in the Gospels, but one in particular always stood out to me, “Do you believe that I can do this?” (Mt 9:28). Originally posed to two blind men, this question like all of Scripture, transcends […]
In the essay titled, “Christianity and Rationalism,” G.K. Chesterton addresses the skeptics of his day who question the validity of Christianity. He takes each of their arguments and shows how the objection of the skeptics actually gives credence to the Christian faith. His responses to the questions of his opponents are still relevant today, and […]
This post originally appeared on Aleteia. It has been published with permission. “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” I don’t know much about Joseph Heller, but if he could pen these words I’m certain he was well acquainted with bed bugs. My wife and I unknowingly opened our doors to these […]
Not exactly a question you hear Catholics ask often.
What do St. Francis of Assisi and the parable of the Good Samaritan have in common? Listen to Fr. Nelson’s latest homily to find out.
Deacon Longo preached this homily at his sister’s wedding. Although the homily is addressed to the particular couple the message it contains is universal. Mass readings: Sirach 26: 1-4, 13-16; Psalm 34: 2-9; Romans 12: 1-2, 9-18; Mark 10: 6-9. Kathryn and Eric, you made it – fully intact. No one broke any bones last night, and no […]
I recently stumbled upon an article on Aleteia, in which the author, Joanne McPortland, proposes making a list of our enemies and intentionally praying for them every day. This isn’t a radically new idea, but it is a radical practice that transforms us into people of mercy. As McPortland puts it, “It changes how we […]
In this homily, Fr. Nelson invites us to reflect on one of Jesus’ toughest questions: “Who do you say that I am?” You can find the Mass readings here.
The perfect time to bring up Costco hot dogs.