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Churches Are Empty: How Can We Fill Them?
Sacrifice and compassion lead the way.
Mercy Can Save Us
We must become like Him, not like the world.
Remember the Sign of the Cross
How this can change everything.
Proving the Resurrection
He literally rose from the dead.
What Did Jesus’ Suffering Look Like?
If we were to see someone be crucified…
Encounters at the Well
Christ appears and reveals who we are and what we are made for.
The Renewal of the Annunciation
Mary’s approach needs to be ours.
Four Lessons Our Culture Can Learn From Mary
The simple are used to change the world.
Die Before You Die
Sacrifice is the answer to life.
Grasping Reality This Lent
The focus needs to be pure and simple.
Learning From St. Joseph
In his response we see the way to be faithful today.
Celebrate the Real St. Patrick
His focus was God and conversion, not beers and parades.
The Transfiguration of Your Lent
The mountain climb is our Lenten wakeup call.
Lent Can Redeem America
What if we allowed Lenten prayer to change our lives?
Ashes Show That Lent Renews
What Lent does to us, if we let it.
Living the Faith: The Bible in a Year
Reading God’s word changes you.
Why is the Church Unwilling to Change?
The understanding of truth and love.
Paul’s Conversion: Let Zeal Consume
We need the rightly formed and applied zeal.
Remembering Pope Benedict: Encounter and Truth
Keep these two realities at the center of Christianity.
The Grandeur in the Hay
What the child in the manger shows us.
Elf: A Story of Our Need for the Father
What it means to search for the father and be found.
The Need for the Holy Family
A lesson in holiness and family.
Bishop Barron’s Words on President Biden
The illogical position of holding to abortion.
St. Andrew: Alright Outside the Spotlight
Following Jesus means you just want to be with him.
The Role of Women in the Church
What should it be and why?
Saving American Politics
The Need for Virtue in our Nation.
The Magazine: November ’22 Issue
Virtue is what politics needs.
Our Education System Needs Catholic Schools
The impact of faith in our schools.
Record Lows in American Faith
That state of the union.
The Value of a Stay-at-Home Mom
What I learned from giving up my career.
The Loss of Faith and Our Response
Where is faith in America and how do we respond?
Does God Celebrate Halloween?
What does Halloween mean for our faith?
John Paul II: The Light Always Wins
In immense suffering, God is always present.
The Magazine: October ’22 Issue
Does God Celebrate Halloween?
Gaining Fatherly Wisdom from the Blessed Mother
What becoming a dad has taught me about Mary.
Guardian Angels and God’s Fatherhood
They guard, guide and lead us to see who the Father is.
Saving Private Ryan and God’s Mind
Jesus raises a dead man, triathlons and Saving Private Ryan.
The Magazine: September ’22 Issue
Education system and a Bishop speaks out against Biden.
Prayer for Teachers
For teachers to pray and for us to pray for teachers.
The Logic of Christ’s Coming
Why did he come and what is the evidence that he is who he says he is?
Shia Lebouf, Transformed?
Is his conversion real?
Yes, the Rosary is a Weapon
A response to an article by The Atlantic.
Jesus’ Place in the Assumption
Mary is assumed because of spiritual physics and her literal holiness.
Empty Tomb Project: The Magazine (August ’22 Issue)
The state of the union and our response.
Will You Spend Time with Him This Summer?
Carve out intentional time with God so that the summer does not slip away.
Empty Tomb Project: The Magazine (July ’22 Issue)
Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati & Living in Love
The secret to a life that is full and fulfilling.
Spending the Summer with God and Family
Making the summer a time for holiness and centering on family.
St. Barnabas and Parish Importance
Encourage and take part.
Truth to Roe
Pilate and the abortion debate.
Jesus’ Last Words: His Deathbed Wish
The power of someone’s last words deliver their identity and loving inheritance.
A Sacred Time at Home: Holy Week with the Family
Practical tips for the holiest week of the year.
Finish Lent With an Ignatius Martyr View
Finish Lent and implement the characteristics of his life, year-round.
Why Be Catholic If Anyone Can Be Saved?
Who is God and who are we in relation to Him?
“If My Words Are Heeded, Russia Will Be Converted.” – Love, Mary
Consecration to her heart is what we all need.
When Crosses Get Heavy: God’s Invitation to Ask for Help
Looking for aid is a way to invite others to journey with you.
The Ashes of Ukraine
Where does our faith stand when lives are on the line?
Born of Fire: A CFR Lenten Journey
An identity pilgrimage rooted in Christ.
Reaching the Post-Christian Generation
The problem at hand and the two critical first steps in responding.
Colorado Bishop Leads the Way for Good Amidst the Flames
Swift, compassionate and decisive response is needed when tragedy occurs.
Our Lady of Sorrows and the Heartbeat of Faith
The sorrows of our times allows us to be like Mary.
Having vs. Exalting the Cross
Raising our crosses high rather than simply carrying them will determine their redemptive effects in our lives.
The Heart of God: Poco a Poco
His Heart is for you.
Diving Deeper: A School of Poco a Poco
Practical tips to create an environment where we can profoundly encounter the heart of God.
Simone Biles, Abortion and Responding to False Teachers
Responding to clear denials of Church teaching with humility and logic.
The Poco a Poco Podcast with the CFRs
Intimacy with Jesus Christ is a real possibility.
The Anti-Human Attempt to Remove Sex from Birth Certificates
Remembering how our bodies reveal who we are and what will bring fulfillment.
St. John Vianney’s Roadmap for Crushing Evil
Prayer and charity sound simple, but they are the answer.
A Priest on the Catholic Response to Cancel Culture
What can do we against the culture surrounding us?
What Did Pope Francis Do and Why?
Why make a declaration on the Latin Mass?
St. Benedict: Withdrawing From the World to Save It
The Rule of Benedict is for those in the world.
Staying With the Catholic Church
Knowing who she is and how Christ founded her is all the reason we need.
Washington’s Inaugural Address: Rely on Truth and God
David beats Goliath when truth and God are our reliance.
We Need the Freedom that Built America
Our country was grounded on God, so it must remain steadfast to its roots.
Rescue Missions at Dunkirk and Pentecost
We are being called into our boats to save those who are in trouble.
The Sweetest Obligation Ever Imposed
The beauty and necessity of the Sunday obligation.
Choosing Matthias: Much More Than Mere Casting Lots
We are all chosen.
Anamnesis and the Key to Mass
We are placed at the one moment and time when he suffered and died for us.
The Most Political and Misguided Year in Sports
Rational debate must lead the way over divisive tactics.
The Church Should Not Return to Normal
Going back to normal means that normal was productive.
Cardinal Dolan is Right: It’s Time to Get Yourself Back to Church In Person
Worship is essential and necessary, so go back to church.
John the Baptist: Pay Attention
Everything this saint has to say regards directing out eyes to Christ.
Habits for Holiness: A Mission of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal
Let Him find you and allow Him to see you.
Holy Saturday: Between Despair and Hope
The forgotten day is so needed.
A World in Crisis Needs Good Friday
Shatter your life open and become like Him.
Religion, Culture and Pandemic Worship
Culture is based on what we worship and worship must be restored.
The Annunciation’s Message to Women and Culture
Say yes, and allow God’s authority to rule your life.
Turning to St. Joseph as a Rookie Father
The future is uncertain, but God’s presence is not.
Calling Forth Faith: St. Patrick and St. Joseph
The lessons these two amazing saints call us to emulate.
There’s A Lot More to St. Patrick Than Shamrocks and Guinness
“The giant of the man behind the holiday.”
The Perils of Pandemic Parenting
“Obedience, parenting, and how we can get better.”
3:00pm Worship: The Hour for Giving Christ Our Utmost Attention
“The moment when God gave his life for you.”
It’s Time to Restore the Sunday Obligation
“God did not come to us virtually, but came and continues to come in the flesh.”
Abolishing Truth: The Equality and Do No Harm Act
Truth is when our thoughts and reality align, it is not determined by the powerful.
Our Obligation to Go Back to Church in Person
“The physical contact created with God through worship is vital to following him and cannot be met through virtual means.”
Ashes to Ashes: Lent Restores All
All things are made new, in Him.
Wearing Ashes (and your faith) in Secular Spaces
More than ever before we need to place faith first.
Truth Commission: Lessons in Propaganda
Where do you receive your truth from?
God’s Mercy, Endures Forever
“Without measure and without cost.”
Tebow’s Passion for Life
Mission and motivation, have one.
God’s Race for Us is the Answer
God wins our hearts through a person.
The Presentation and Waiting for God
God always shows up, so wait well.
The Times Needs a Lesson on the President’s Christianity
Politics is now desiring to redefine what it means to follow Jesus.
We Need Religion: The Justin Bieber Fallacy
If we really knew Jesus, we would know that we need each other.
The Consuming Zeal of St. Paul’s Conversion
Zeal drove his life for Christ.
Neglecting the Sacred: The President’s First Words
When everything is sacred, nothing is holy.
St. Agnes: An Ancient Lesson for Today
She was all his, and gave her all to be with him.
The Thirst (Teresa/Therese) Effect
At his side, we find the answer to all our woes.
Society Crumbles Without Religion
Rejecting God allows for anything to reign.
Can I Get an Awoman?
This relativistic mind frame has a deep past which is leading to absurdity.
Jesus’ Response to Scandal
Christ’s interactions show us how he defeats every obstacle.
Christmas Past and Persisting in Hope
How we move forward from 2020 will define us.
The Christmas Message: Make Room for God
Will you make room for Him?
A Baby is Born: A Man’s First Christmas as Dad
A focus on what really happens when God takes flesh.
The Year of St. Joseph: Learning From His Example
“The actions of Joseph teach men how to be virtuous and women and children that they deserve to be protected, trusted, and cared for.”
The Wood: From the Manger to the Cross
The link of the wood of the tree throughout salvation history.
Santa is Not a Leper
Our neighbor (and Santa) is not an outcast to be feared.
St. Joseph: To Trust and Be Just
Protector of Mary and Jesus, he always listened for God’s message.
Queen’s Gambit: Relationship Heals All
“We are made for communion, rejection of it leads only to unfilment.”
Waiting and Looking: The Magi and Shepherds
“They were never distracted from what was most important.”
Our Lady of Guadalupe: The Indisputable Miracle
The most visited site in the world bears the most undoubted miracle.
Cancelling Mother Teresa?
Remembering her 1979 Novel Peace Prize speech – would our culture cancel her?
Immaculate: Mary is Overshadowed
“God surrounds her with His love, and she chooses Him above all.”
Pray and Prepare: Advent with John the Baptist
Everything he did, pointed to Jesus. How do bring him into the forefront of our lives?
The Friars Helping to Renew the Church
Renewal is coming, in Jesus’ name and power.
The Living: A Relentless Hope
What separates us from all other religions.
St. Andrew: Going Unnoticed
The apostle who was okay with being in the shadow, shows us the way.
A Catholic Crisis in Thanksgiving?
Remember what the Church is and what she does.
Church Scandal and the Everlasting Answer
“Don’t forget why the Church exists.”
In Defense of Pope St. John Paul II
If we know what holiness is, we know how to look at JPII
The School of Trust During Stormy Seas
Just who is with us in our boat?
A Strategy of Terror: A Lesson in Propaganda
Perspective does not always equal reality…
Bl. Carlo Acutis: The Example Young People Need
“All people are born as originals, but most die as photocopies.”
Amy Coney Barrett and the Devoted Catholic
If what we believe is true, then what exactly does this mean?
Against Sanitizing the Cross
“Have you ever really looked at a crucifix?”
St. Therese: Love Only, With Empty Hands
At the end of life let us go to Him with empty hands, and he will fill them, making our littleness, enough.
Take My Hand: Music for Marriage
Take my whole life too…sacrificial love in our lifelong unions.
A Roadmap Towards Parish Conversion
Becoming launchpads for encountering the true and living God.
Praying the Bible: To Ponder and Consume
When read in this way, his words become alive.
Freeing Politics: The Need for Virtue
Steering the discourse of everything we do should be the cardinal virtues.
The Catholic Church and the Political Arena
How to navigate the story waters and confusion.
How to Become a Mother Teresa
Her message of “I Thirst” leads the way
Jesus’ Teachings on the Eucharist
The recipe for our relationship with God is wrapped up in the Eucharist.
Steadfast in Faith: Will he find faith on earth?
Humanity can never be “good enough” without God.
Bishop Barron and the Social Media Experiment
False accusations, unreasonable opinions, and hatred appear to be running the day.
Letter from a Millennial Catholic: Go to Mass
No program will renew the Church, only a deeper immersion inside of the reality of the Eucharist will do so.
Who are the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal?
Serving the poor and evangelizing the globe
Our Lady of Knock: The Power of a Mother’s Silence
She says nothing, but communicates the most important truth.
Rebuilding Notre Dame
How do we rebuild the faith that once surrounded this space?
Why is the Media Lying About the Church?
The Associated Press’ accusation is unfounded and plain wrong. The Church gives, it does not steal.
The Canaanite woman’s faith shows us the power of persistence in faith
St. Maximilian Kolbe and the Gift of Life
How the man Kolbe died for provides insight into human existence.
Mary’s Role and the Rosary
The power of Christ’s Mother is real and evident
The Guardian: A Call to Rescue
Sometimes the rescue mission is a call to go after those right in front of us.
The Jon Steingard Problem: Does God Exist?
What do we do with our questions about faith?
WWII and the Atomic Dilemma
The Christian response
Mary is the Blueprint
“She is the world’s first love.”
St. John Vianney’s Advice: Pray and Love
Our words “rise to God like incense”, he hears our words and brings us to himself.
Happiness is Rediscovering the Natural Law
“Come into contact with the only route to human flourishing.”
JPII and the Current Cry: We Want God
“On the minds and hearts of many is the desire to have contact with the divine.”
The Little Sisters and the Times
“Who are these sisters and what do they actually believe in and fight for?”
The Pursuit of Selling Everything
“Where your treasure is, there also, will your heart be.”
Coming Home: A Return to the Sacraments
“An experience of no longer being separated from the Mass and Confession.”
The Mass: Why Missing is No Longer an Option
“God desires to be close to those who have been separated.”
Calling All Difference Makers
“How to respond to the present moment.”
Choosing Mary Magdalene
“Once a personal connection is made, Mary knows who is in front of her.”
Rosa Parks, MLK and the Genesis of Change
“What keeps you going in times of trial?”
Making Judas Powerless
“Prayer, Catholic doctrine, Peter’s love, and fraternal charity.”
How The Enemy Falls
“Placing God at the center.”
MLK is the Answer
“Uplift society, don’t destroy it.”
Catholic Cast Aways
“No negative reality can defeat us.”
St. Bonaventure: Lessons from the Seraphic Doctor
“Work and prayer feed the fire of love.”
Dear Future Seminarian
“A vision towards Christ.”
Heaven’s Knife: The Weapon of a Free Marriage
“Sacrificial and unconditional love is not impossible.”
St. Benedict: So Our Nation Doesn’t Fall
“Christify the world through our ordinariness.”
Which Ground Are You On?
“A lesson in how many understand the message of God and how they choose to respond to it.”
God’s Protest: “No Truth, No Peace”
“Injustice proves there is a right and wrong; there is a God.”
Pope Francis and Destroying Discouragement
“Never allow despair to take control.”
Discussing Statues: Theodore Roosevelt
“The message of the strenuous life.”
Assunta Goretti: The Mother of a Saint
“To error is human; to forgive, divine.”
When Burdened, Be With Him
“Following him makes suffering powerless.”
Pier Giorgio Frassati: The Freedom of Love
“Grounded in faith, inspired by hope, and lived in love.”
St. Thomas: Restoration of Doubt
What should we do with our doubts?
“The Last Dance,” MJ, and the Present Moment
“The key ingredient to the success of the greatest player to ever play the game.”
Junipero Serra: Behind the Statue
“Always forward, never back.”
Saint Peter’s Lesson
“Christ is the one who comes to us, and changes everything.”
“Where do you place Christ?”
Father’s Day: A Week Past
“The Men That Drive Me Places”
Calming Storms: The Christian Message
“Do you not care that we are perishing?”
“Jesus’ teachings on retaliation and the use of violence in light of the current state of society.”
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