From a Cattle Stall

The devil hates that Our Lord was once small. Jesus Christ was incarnate in a virgin’s womb, and thus began the one and great salvation story of mankind. Our Lord was once a baby–what’s more, a baby that wasn’t even destined to be born in a proper bed, but languished in the manger with cows gazing at him in their feed trough. How could Satan possibly understand this, with his bloated pride and hatred for all things small and good?

Advent Challenge: Delete Social Media and Be Present for Christmas

"Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy." – Pope St. Paul VI It’s been about three months since deleting social media on my phone, and I am never going back. I used to make all sorts of excuses about why I couldn’t delete Facebook … Continue reading Advent Challenge: Delete Social Media and Be Present for Christmas

To Kneel Before My Fathers

“They aren’t there anymore,” is so often muttered of the dead. Perhaps not, but it would be quite wrong to think that they are unaware of our visit. To sit next to their physical remains and recall the mystery of their humanity—the divine entanglement of body and soul—is to recognize the purpose of our existence. Our Lord, too, died and was buried.

How to Stay Catholic on the Road: Advice from a Perpetual Traveler

Though I have my roots, I am on the move for the better part of 250 days per year, but the one constant in my life is the immovable and unchanging Catholic Church. The most beautiful part of my Catholic faith is that it is universal, ancient, and it is where I can call home no matter where I am on earth. Of course, “the world is my ship and not my home,” but the Church is the best navigator for the next life.