Abuse in the Church

Abuse in the Church

Moral Gravity To experience shock and scandal is always the appropriate response to disorder, particularly in the realm of sexual sin, and far greater when that sin is perpetually committed by representatives of Christ himself. As I read through the recent...
Being a Broken Thing

Being a Broken Thing

  One of the hardest metaphysical realities, taught to us both by Christ and through nature, is finding new life through death. Creation is continuously dying and through that death is being created anew. I don’t like this process. It’s agonizing. Why...
Gospel Reflection – Hemorrhaging Woman

Gospel Reflection – Hemorrhaging Woman

  Cursed by Blood As a woman living in the 21st century, fertility can certainly be perceived as a blessing and a curse. The week-long menstrual cycle each month is quite often the feminine curse that restricts woman from activities, zaps her energy, heightens...
Gospel Reflections – Birth of John

Gospel Reflections – Birth of John

How Did She Know? There is something that is very perplexing to me about the birth and naming of John the Baptist. How did Elizabeth know that his name should be John? For, as the scripture tells us, Elizabeth first spoke up when asked what his name should be: And on...
Our Love Story

Our Love Story

An Early Revelation  From a very early age, I drew close to our Lord, and although not from a very devout household, I found myself speaking with the Lord often throughout my childhood. Among these years of childhood innocence, there were a few very distinct spiritual...
Almsgiving

Almsgiving

  I used to dread the red light that stopped me at the busy intersection right next to a wearily downcast homeless person, holding a crumpled cardboard sign. I would try to read the dark sharpie letters written on the sign, out of the corner of my eye. I dared...