Is it possible to hold someone spiritually accountable?

One of the most challenging situations a human being can face is holding someone accountable for their actions because rarely does someone want to be told what they can or cannot do. Or better yet, what they can say or not say. In our current societal state of affirming our right to basically say anything, we might get into...

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Why the Catechism of the Catholic Church Matters

G.K. Chesterton once said that to be inside Christendom one has to be near enough to love it, (pg. 10-11 Everlasting Man). The same could be said about anything that truly peaks our interest. This method of inquiry can serve us well when we attempt to find the truth in things. In many respects, this is what the Catechism of the...

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Are you isolating yourself from your children?

There comes a time when parents simply want some quiet time to themselves. Handling the rigors of parenthood by meeting the temporal and spiritual needs of our children can take a physical and spiritual toll. This carnal desire is something almost every parent goes through. It’s not a sinful desire per se for a parent to seek...

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Does Catechesis have a place within Evangelization?

Thirty-eight years ago, St. John Paul II communicated what I believe is an authentic explanation of evangelization, “the definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ; only He can lead us to the love of the Father in the Spirit and make us share in the life of...

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Are you ashamed of telling the truth?

When engaged in conversation it’s not out of the ordinary to assume that the discussion would be sensible and truthful. The last thing we expect to hear is a tale so far-fetched that it makes no logical or moral sense. The irony here is that the basic definition of a conversation is to convey truth. In other words, when...

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