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”

Simone Biles, Abortion, and Responding to False Teachers

Thomas Griffin 8/24/21 Follow My Blog Simone Biles continues to remain in the headlines post-Olympics after deciding to voice her opinion regarding her stance on abortion and adoption. Biles has long been known as a Catholic and even carries rosary beads in her gym bag to all her practices and events. One of her latestContinue reading “Simone Biles, Abortion, and Responding to False Teachers”

The Poco a Poco Podcast with the CFRs

Thomas Griffin 8/20/21 Follow My Blog The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal have launched another initiative to reach the faithful and evangelize in a dynamic fashion through media. The Poco a Poco Podcast (produced by Spirit Juice Studios) consists of weekly insights from Fr. Mark-Mary, Fr. Innocent, Fr. Pierre Toussaint, and Fr. Angelus which highlightsContinue reading “The Poco a Poco Podcast with the CFRs”

The Anti-Human Attempt to Remove Sex from Birth Certificates

Thomas Griffin 8/16/21 (For Crisis Magazine) The American Medical Association House of Delegates recently released a statement calling for sex to be removed as a legal designation from birth certificates. Sandra Fryhofer, the chair of the board of the AMA, stated: “Designating sex on birth certificates as male or female, and making that information available on theContinue reading “The Anti-Human Attempt to Remove Sex from Birth Certificates”

A Priest on the Catholic Response to Cancel Culture

Thomas Griffin 7/21/21 (For Catholic Exchange) “You do not need to do anything wrong…but you are essentially shut down. You no longer have a voice, a job, or what you had before. You are cancelled.” Father Mike Schmitz is a Catholic priest who serves as the director of youth and young adult ministries for theContinue reading “A Priest on the Catholic Response to Cancel Culture”