Spiritual Direction Is Much More Than Good Advice

Image by Ghinzo from Pixabay Everyone has a spiritual director these days. In America, at least, I notice they talk about them as if they're like a smart phone, every Catholic has to have one. There is a danger of looking at spiritual direction as mere good advice for the recipient.I've lots to write on … Continue reading Spiritual Direction Is Much More Than Good Advice

The Problem With Jordan Peterson

Source: Public domain The problem with Jordan Peterson is that like most new age gurus, he often says everything and yet at the same time, nothing at all. Great orators and minds like Jordan have been around for centuries so he's nothing new in that regard. The world needs someone to follow right now because … Continue reading The Problem With Jordan Peterson

The Spiritual Life Is Much Like A Game Of Chess

My temporary prayer table Me and my son love to play Chess. We've been passing the time in the current draconian lockdown keeping our brains busy with this ancient game. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the game, its main objective is to overpower your opponent in a fight for control. The main … Continue reading The Spiritual Life Is Much Like A Game Of Chess

Focusing On Exorcisms Not Good For Mental And Spiritual Health

A still from the Popular Exorcist movie filmed in 1973 Exorcists have been on the decline lately, and the Church is lamenting the growing shortage of priests available to train for it. It is and will always remain to be a very important part of the Churches ministry. Exorcism has its benefits on lay people … Continue reading Focusing On Exorcisms Not Good For Mental And Spiritual Health

What It Really Means To Lose Your Life For Christ

whoever loses their life for me will find itMatthew:16:25 The Church often uses this quote when referring to those who were martyred for the faith. While they do that legitimately, there is another way you can lose your life without ever shedding a drop of blood. How do many martyrs willingly give up their bodily … Continue reading What It Really Means To Lose Your Life For Christ

The Deeper Meaning Of The Man Who Couldn’t Give Up His Wealth

And there was a man who came to him and asked, "Master, what good deed must I do to possess eternal life?" ┬ĚJesus said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? There is one alone who is good. But if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments." He said, … Continue reading The Deeper Meaning Of The Man Who Couldn’t Give Up His Wealth

5 Arguments Atheists Make At Dinner Parties

Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay  It could be your uncle, brother, sister or distant cousin who makes these same old tired arguments about your faith so dearly held. Believe me; we have all been there at that wedding table, Christmas dinner or Aunt Betty's 80th birthday party. The drinks are going down nicely, just enough to give … Continue reading 5 Arguments Atheists Make At Dinner Parties