Give Them What They Came For
The question I’m most frequently asked at the start of any given youth night is “What game are we playing tonight?” The truth is that for a number of our youth it’s the things like snacks, social activities, and games that really gain their interest in coming. I challenge you to give them what they come for! Most of […]
The Greatest Adventure
We are humans. We are people of adventure. Just about all of us can look back to our childhood, when our imagination was endless. We were able to turn monkey bars into vine ropes that swing over lava. The pit of colorful balls we had to swim through became a pool of piranhas, just a […]
The Fine Line Between Sin and Virtue
40 miles per hour is the speed limit on University Drive going towards Highway 6. When I drive through that zone, I try to go exactly 45 miles per hour. Why? Because I can get where I’m going faster than if I drive 40, and few police officers aren’t going to pull someone over for only […]
At the Name of Jesus
As any of my friends can attest, I often have really insane and vivid dreams. And I have a real knack for remembering them too. The other night, I had one I’d like to share with you.
Do You Trust Me?
I love Disney movies. There are so many great life lessons that I might not have seen while watching as a kid, but I see them now. One such lesson is when Aladdin is floating outside of Jasmine’s massively tall porch.
The Eucharistic Heart of Jesus
Can you imagine Jesus in all of His glory, coming down to us during mass? Shining with light and trumpets blaring in this massive and impressive moment. What would we do? Probably run. Or hide under the pews. This is our Lord coming to us, wanting to be with us, His beauty and glory is […]
Making a Man Out of You
You know, I really wish I could just go troll Instagram or Facebook without the lustful temptations that seem to be hiding around every other click. In the overly sexualized world that we live in, the idea of our sexuality is being seen less as a gift and more as a right.
For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls
“You must learn to be a bride before you can become a bridegroom.” These are the words Jesus spoke to me in prayer not even a week ago. When I first heard Him say this to me, I thought, you want me to be a what? But after some thought, I realized He was right.
Witness of Hope
This past Sunday, I was one of the millions of people waiting in line to see the Pope. Yes, that’s right. I was in Philadelphia, trying to make it into the Papal Mass. We were given tickets as a last minute surprise and took the trolley into town and rushed over to one of the […]
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Throughout my time in ministry, I have noticed one thing that stands true at every level and across all cultures: Men are absent in our Church.