I Fell in Love with Christ By Listening to CCM: Why I’m Not Ashamed of the Truth

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I recently finished reading the book “Rebuilt,” by Rev. Michael White and Thomas Corcoran, and I have spent the past few weeks reflecting on what was proposed by the authors as solutions to … Continue reading

Watching You Fall in Love: A Witness to Conversion

Over the past few weeks, I have had the chance to meditate a great deal on conversion, falling in love with Christ, and accepting His Church here on earth (which generally translates to forgiving its fallen members).  It all began … Continue reading

Quotes and Reflections from Matthew Kelly’s “Rediscover Catholicism”: Part 2

Considering the amount of interest in my first blog post on Matthew Kelly’s book “Rediscover Catholicism,” I’ve decided to dedicate one more blog post to reflecting on several quotes from the book.  As I suggested in my first post, this … Continue reading

Quotes and Reflections from Matthew Kelly’s “Rediscover Catholicism”: Part 1

Several months ago, I had the great pleasure of reading Matthew Kelly’s “The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic,” a terrific book identifying the four unique characteristics of what Kelly referred to as “dynamic Catholics,” those parishioners who are the … Continue reading

Before Sin: Life in Paradise

I recently finished reading C.S. Lewis’ science fiction novel Perelandra, the second book in his Space Trilogy.  In the first book, Out of the Silent Planet, the main character, Elwin Ransom, traveled to the planet Mars, known as Malacandra to … Continue reading

Quotes and Reflections from “Meditation” by Thomas Merton (Part 1)

I originally purchased Thomas Merton’s “Spiritual Direction and Meditation” because I’ve been in the midst of changing spiritual directors, and I wanted to read more on the topic as I reflected on whether the Lord was calling me to continue … Continue reading