Guest Bloggers

What Mount Everest Can Teach Us About God

“Mountaineering … can be a school for the maturation of strong human personalities, who learn from it mutual and generous help, continuous physical and moral training, solidarity, the spirit of service, fraternity. But this school can and must...

Science Told Me To Do It

In the current COVID-19 debate in America and around the world, there is an oft-repeated argument that has come to be recognized as definitive: “Science tells us to do it!”   Whether the “it” here refers to denying priests the ability to bring...

In Praise of Marriage

Is there anything more thrilling to witness than the wedding of two wonderful young people? This is especially true when one of them happens to be your son. Leaving aside being born, getting married has got to be just about the biggest day of...

Vermont Catholic Cooks Homemade Meals for Homebound Parishioners

Vermont resident Lisa Grover, a parishioner at St. Peter’s Church in Vergennes, may have many of life’s joys and parish duties, but one in particular has gained public notice: cooking for parishioners. As profiled on the website of...

St. Lawrence the Martyr and Prudentius the Poet

According to the old Catholic Encyclopedia entry for the fourth/fifth century A.D. Spanish poet, Aurelius Clemens Prudentius, he wrote his poems “to glorify God and atone for his sins.&rdqu

Your Domestic Church Can Be a Refuge From the Chaos

The domestic church was always important, but it might matter even more now. Unless you’ve been living under a rock — which, frankly, sounds pretty nice right about now — you know that our culture has been plunged into chaos. Perhaps worst of...

What Pro-Lifers Can Learn From the Notre Dame Abortion Survey

There has probably been more polling on the issue of abortion than any other public policy issue. Countless polls have asked people to identify themselves as either “pro-life” or “pro-choice.” Other polls have asked about various incremental...

St. Joseph is a True and Real Father

The question concerning Joseph’s paternity is whether he was a true father or if his was an honorary title. Some consider Joseph’s paternity of Jesus to be based on his father — like love for Jesus or his marriage to Mary, where everything is...

The Beautiful Story Behind the Litany of Trust

From the belief that I have to earn Your love … Deliver me, Jesus. From the fear that I am unlovable … Deliver me, Jesus. From the false security that I have what it takes … Deliver me, Jesus. From the fear that trusting You will leave me more...

Good Works and Men, God’s Grace, and Regeneration

One of the primary founders of Protestantism, John Calvin, wrote: It will be beyond dispute, that free will does not enable any man to perform good works, unless he is assisted by grace; indeed, the special grace which the elect alone receive...