Back in the ring

A friend recently shared this quote from John Henry Newman:  “The whole course of Christianity…is but one series of troubles and disorders. Every century is like every other, and to those who live in it seems worse than all times before it. The Church is ever ailing…Religion seems ever expiring, Read more…

All about us

There’s a thought I’ve been mulling around in my head for a little while. Someday, it will probably be a full fledged article for Summons, but today I wanted to share a little bit.  Let’s start with these words from Christ: “This is my commandment: love one another as I love Read more…

Riches at Fatima

On June 13th in 1917, Our Lady appeared to the three shepherd children at Fatima, Portugal, the second of six apparitions. There’s so many lessons, warnings, and riches in the story of Our Lady of Fatima. But today, I wanted to highlight one in particular that I’ve been pondering.  After Read more…

Lex orandi

There’s a latin phrase you’ll sometimes hear in the Church: “Lex orandi, lex credendi.” Roughly translated to “the way we pray is the way we believe.” According to the USCCB, the phrase goes back to a fifth century Christian writer. And, this is very much a timeless truth of our Read more…

A good fight

Here’s an interesting little thought experiment: What would you do if you knew you wouldn’t fail? What would you attempt, if you knew that it would work? Would you ask that girl out? Would you start your own business? Would you take the Gospel to the ends of the earth? Read more…