History repeats itself

You may know about how St. Catherine of Siena wrote Pope Gregory XI in 1376 when he was in Avignon, telling him to go back to Rome. It's a famous story. It gives people a glimpse of how bold Catherine was in the face of power. She was a voice of truth in her own … Continue reading History repeats itself

A shepherd’s sad voice

Over at his blog, Achilles and his gold, Fr. Mark White posts a series of communications with his bishop, Barry Knestout, in the Diocese of Richmond, Virginia. (A quick caveat: I attended seminary with Fr. White and have the utmost respect and admiration for him. He is a speaker of truth and desires the same clarity … Continue reading A shepherd’s sad voice

Tools of Titans (Tim Ferriss)

On my holiday reading list is Tim Ferriss's new Tools of Titans. I'm waiting to receive my copy (Christmas can't come soon enough), but I wanted to encourage others to read the book even though I haven't. I've listened to the first chapter that Tim has read on his podcast. This is going to be worth every … Continue reading Tools of Titans (Tim Ferriss)

It’s a big Church

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

Recommended blogs, The Philosopher Mom

Here is Round Two of the Recommended Blogs posts. Today I want to point everyone to The Philosopher Mom. Written by an undergrad companion of mine and dear friend, this blog is dedicated to pondering the great questions of life even through the ordinary and mundane. The Aherns have just welcomed a third little lady … Continue reading Recommended blogs, The Philosopher Mom