“Pray do not imagine, that those who make the noise are the only inhabitants of the field.” - Edmund Burke Often in life it seems it really is true that "the squeaky wheel gets the grease." We may infer from this old proverb that the squeaky wheel is in need of grease. But in real … Continue reading Who Else Is In the Field?
Heart speaks to heart. That's the translation of the Latin phrase above. It's from John Henry Cardinal Newman's coat of arms and it has a very specific, and a very deep meaning. God's heart speaks to ours. And just as crucial, God is waiting to hear us speak to Him from our hearts. It's two … Continue reading Cor ad cor loquitur
I just finished watching Bishop Robert Barron’s most recent Sunday homily. It usually takes me a few days after they’re posted on YouTube to find the time to watch them. I need to really focus, listen, and digest. There’s always much to contemplate! I have included the link so you can watch it if you … Continue reading Homily and History
"What concept could man have of God if he did not first fashion an image of him in his heart? By nature incomprehensible and inaccessible, he was invisible and unthinkable, but now he wished to be understood, to be seen and thought of. But how, you ask, was this done? He lay in a manger … Continue reading I Know…
In the classical Roman definition of virtue there is a connotation of manliness. Vir actually means 'man' in Latin. Virtus transformed over time to mean any type of personal excellence and that is a very good thing so that women, too, may strive to be virtuous without any need to abandon any of their femininity. … Continue reading Virtus
On this Feast of Christ the King, I have a video to share from one of my favorite social media personalities, Bishop Robert Barron. It's only a little over 2 minutes long and it's powerful and to the point, as he usually is on every topic. Watch it and listen to his advice in the … Continue reading Christ, the King
Yesterday was my birthday. That's right, 9/11 is my birthday. Hooray. I hope you can identify sarcasm when you read it. I actually thought, as the first anniversary of that terrible day approached, that maybe I would not celebrate my birthday on the 11th of September in successive years. But good friends and loving family … Continue reading Surrender