Faith and Life

The Shadow of the Cross

During daily Mass, I found myself contemplating the large crucifix over the altar. I gazed at the image of Jesus, taking in the particulars of his face, his posture (limp but not sagging, head bowed slightly), and the flow of the cloth around his hips. I didn't realize I was doing this until my gaze… Continue reading The Shadow of the Cross

Catechesis

Questions on Sexuality? Complementarity is the Answer!

Note: This is an adapted portion of a conference session I am presenting this weekend. The session, in its entire context, will be up in the near future. In the beginning, we were created for love, by love, and in love. How do we know this? It says so, right in the beginning of Genesis!… Continue reading Questions on Sexuality? Complementarity is the Answer!

Simple Things

Profound Quotables from BXVI’s “Jesus of Nazareth”

Long on my "need to read" list, I chose volume one of then-Pope Benedict XVI's Jesus of Nazareth for my Lenten reading, and finished it right after Easter began. The book shook me to my Church-nerd core, and I think my head exploded after every third page or so. For instance: offering evidence that Barabas… Continue reading Profound Quotables from BXVI’s “Jesus of Nazareth”