Injury with Words: Reviling

What is reviling? From antiquity, there is a concept for calling people out by name and correcting them in front of others. It’s called reviling, and while it may seem…

Pater Noster

I moved to Redwater, Texas from Hahira, Georgia in 2014, but I grew up in Syracuse, NY in the 1950s. The first time I went to Mass at Sacred Heart…

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit in Christ

Throughout Jesus’ life on earth, he was moved the Holy Spirit through the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit that he had. We who are baptized, and especially we who are confirmed, have the same gifts of the Holy Spirit. We have been given the gifts of wisdom, knowledge, understanding, counsel, fortitude, piety, and fear of the Lord.

To Rekindle Our Amazement

Bishop Joseph Strickland, founder of St. Philip Institute, offers clear teachings explaining the importance of the most holy Eucharist; as well as practical tips on how we can rekindle our amazement at the Blessed Sacrament.

Christ and the Infused Moral Virtues

When we have difficult choices to make, we should always make good choices for love of God. Jesus is the perfect model of this for us. With the same gifts of infused moral virtues, the followers of Jesus can also do amazing, even heroic, things for love of God.

8 Simple (but not easy) Steps to Happiness

Once we see life properly, we will find that the goods of this life (pleasure, comfort, wealth, power, fame, etc.) aren’t what really make us happy. Poverty of Spirit, meekness, justice and the other beatitudes are the true way to happiness. It seems like a total paradox, but its the gospel truth!