A few months ago now, I rediscovered the beauty of the Liturgy of the Hours (the Divine Office). I had prayed the LOTH for years as a seminarian and religious, but gave it up for a while over the last few years. I've rediscovered it in the last year, though, and it has been my … Continue reading The Divine Office
As my wife and I currently struggle to find a parish that is "just right" in our town, I came across this post by a friend of mine concerning the essentials, and the non-essentials, of the faith. It helped me clarify my thinking a bit about what to look for in a parish–what is essential, … Continue reading It’s a big Church
This short primer on faith–its reasonableness, its centrality to our lives, and means for its growth–is consistent with Fr. Benedict Groeschel's many other works. That is, it is a poignant look at one of the pressing issues of our day, with a healthy dose of Fr. Benedict's wit and insight. The Journey of Faith looks … Continue reading The Journey of Faith (Fr. Benedict Groeschel)
This is the first book I've read by Vince Flynn and I am definitely going to read more. I first heard of Flynn and Pursuit of Honor during a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt. I then saw it at the library and thought I would give him a try. Well, I read the book cover-to-cover … Continue reading Pursuit of Honor (Vince Flynn)
To all Dominicans, by profession or practice, I wish you a happy feast.
We just got back from a restful vacation and it was a very restful week. I managed to read (by the end of this evening) six books this week. It was a good time. Work begins on Monday and the grace of my time off is very clear. Archbishop Dolan has this to say about … Continue reading Back from vacation