“If My Words Are Heeded, Russia Will Be Converted.” – Love, Mary

Thomas Griffin 3/25/22 Follow My Blog “If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world.” – Mary at Fatima On March 25th, as the world celebrates the Solemnity of the Annunciation, Pope Francis will consecrate Ukraine and Russia to theContinue reading ““If My Words Are Heeded, Russia Will Be Converted.” – Love, Mary”

When Crosses Get Heavy: God’s Invitation to Ask for Help

Thomas Griffin 3/21/22 (For Busted Halo) Follow My Blog Oftentimes we convince ourselves that asking for help might mean that we are not willing to carry the cross that has been laid on our shoulders. I frequently tell myself that I should be able to handle everything that has been given to me. Sometimes IContinue reading “When Crosses Get Heavy: God’s Invitation to Ask for Help”

Born of Fire: A CFR Lenten Journey

Thomas Griffin 2/18/22 (For Catholic Exchange) Follow My Blog “He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire” (Matthew 3:11). Before Lent begins, Catholics around the world discern and decide their plan of what they will give up. Dessert, or maybe even coffee, can be some difficult options, but committing to doing something extraContinue reading “Born of Fire: A CFR Lenten Journey”

Reaching the Post-Christian Generation

Thomas Griffin 1/17/22 (For Crisis Magazine) Follow My Blog Many statistics and words have been shared regarding the declining faith of young people. Alongside this decline in America today, we have seen dramatic increases in the rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide. Both the decrease in overall faith and the increase in depression have beenContinue reading “Reaching the Post-Christian Generation”

Colorado Bishop Leads the Way for Good Amidst the Flames

Thomas Griffin 1/11/22 Follow My Blog Much is on fire in our country and in the Church. There is much to be restored and repaired amidst the flames, but sometimes leaders in both politics and religion can be stumped when faced with decisions about how they can practically help a situation. Recently, a bishop highlightedContinue reading “Colorado Bishop Leads the Way for Good Amidst the Flames”

Our Lady of Sorrows and the Heartbeat of Faith

Thomas Griffin 9/15/21 (For Crisis Magazine) Follow My Blog Failure in Church leadership, a rejection of faith by the culture, and ruthless attacks on the dignity of the unborn are systemic in our age. Sorrow, loneliness, and fear for the future due to the present moment are all palpable feelings in the human condition forContinue reading “Our Lady of Sorrows and the Heartbeat of Faith”

Having vs. Exalting the Cross

Thomas Griffin 9/14/21 (For OnePeterFive) Follow My Blog The Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross highlights a critical distinction that must be proclaimed and lived out in the life of every Christian. Sufferings and hardships are a part of every human pilgrimage, but making the choice between having a cross and exalting it will determine the trajectory ofContinue reading “Having vs. Exalting the Cross”