Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Amazingly, despite being a secular holiday, it’s remained largely untouched by commercialism. Contrast it with Halloween, for example – Halloween decorations and (completely inappropriately) lights, have been deployed earlier and earlier in the month of October in preparation for the big night. Similarly, Christmas decorations typically go on … More Thanksgiving

Envy, and Walking with Our Friends in Charity

Brothers and sisters: Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, You shall not commit adultery; you shall not kill; you shall not steal; you shall not covet, and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this saying, namely, You … More Envy, and Walking with Our Friends in Charity

Skolops and Sainthood

My wife and I don’t have a TV. It seems like this is increasingly common among millennials: rather than spending money for cable or satellite, we’re more apt to sign up for online streaming services. I generally don’t want to spend money on those either, but I still manage to spend more hours watching various … More Skolops and Sainthood

What’s In A Name

Marriage is so profoundly beautiful in the most surprising ways. It had been a tough week at work, and after coming home on Friday, my wife had dinner ready for me. We enjoyed some wine and her delicious pesto while we discussed our upcoming weekend plans.  She asked, “Want to go to mass tomorrow morning?” … More What’s In A Name

On “Fur Babies”

Don’t sow your desires in someone else’s garden; just cultivate your own as best you can. Don’t long to be other than what you are, but desire to be thoroughly what you are. Direct your thoughts to being very good at that and to bearing the crosses, little or great, that you will find there. … More On “Fur Babies”