Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay I've watched my fair share of debates on what Eastern Orthodox and Catholic Churches need in order to become one again. Usually it resolves itself by indicating that Rome will have to give up its teachings on infallibility and Universal jurisdiction. Then it points to the Orthodox having to submit … Continue reading What Catholics And Orthodox Need To Unite That Never Comes Up In Debate
Photography By Stephen McElligott I've just taken the children to the Disney store and spoiled them with some toys. I'm standing outside with all the bags while my wife and kids go inside to buy some drinks and a bite to eat. The city is unusually busy and there's so many people it's hard to … Continue reading Is It Morally Acceptable To Give A Homeless Person Money For Drugs?
In the Gospels Jesus gives the entire community many great miracles to marvel at. The Resurrection of Lazarus, the healing of ailments and the exorcising of demons. He gives them enough light that they may freely choose him and yet enough darkness to keep them wondering. With his apostles this is not so. He gives … Continue reading Why Does Jesus Give More To Seers Than To Other Laity?
Image by Michal Jarmoluk from Pixabay I had a short conversation today with an Italian woman on social media. It was under a video posted of addicts to drugs acting crazy. The editor decided to make fun of the situation by putting dance music to their actions. I commented that I didn't like the video … Continue reading He Made His Bed Let Him Lie In It. He Chose This Way Of Life So. . .
It was 2013 when I first visited the unforgettable city of Athens. Everyone wanted us to do the tourist thing and go see the acropolis, but unless pulled by force, I'm unlikely to visit such popular sites. I wanted to see the real Athens and so decided to travel through its undesirable neighbourhoods. I always … Continue reading That Moment When Jesus Becomes More Important Than Jesus
I've been witness to many relationships throughout the years that have had no God in them and have lasted longer than marriages grounded in the Church. Why, then, would I choose to make such a claim in the headline of todays blog post? I guess it's because in the majority of cases, a relationship that … Continue reading Relationships Without God Rarely Work Out
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Have you ever tried to flatten out that piece of dough into the shape you want when baking, but it never quite becomes the shape you want? I mean yeah, sure, it comes close to the shape, but there's always something a little off about it? Or how about when … Continue reading Love: The Great Misunderstanding
Our wedding was marked with the undeserved gift of much persecution. Everyone was against these two people who met on the internet from tying the knot.
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay I'm not sure we truly know what love is even me, but I'll do my best to describe what it isn't. A short description of what love is not can often take us up closer to the real thing. When a woman or man are tired of each other and the relationship, you … Continue reading I’m No Longer Sexually Attracted To You
Image by 4144132 from Pixabay Many Fathers think that leading by example means to show their son how tough they are. There is this temptation to show our sons that being powerful, rich and a ladies man who runs a tight family ship is what it takes to be a good Dad. As a father … Continue reading We Need Fathers Who Lead By Example