Tag: catholic

Our Need for Healing

This is one of my favorite podcasts I’ve ever recorded. I got to talk to Sr. Miriam Heidland, who is an amazing woman of God, and I got to do it in front of an amazing audience of priests and deacons at the Priests,… Continue Reading “Our Need for Healing”

Cheese Packers

As we finished this week’s episode of They That Hope, my friend and guitar player John Paul Von Arx came into the studio. “Hey, can you turn the camera off for me?” I asked. He looked at my iPhone on the tripod. “It wasn’t… Continue Reading “Cheese Packers”

When the Internet isn’t Enough

PHOTO: Me and Clayton Farris, who plays “Sonny”, on the “Ask J” set.  There was a time when adolescence was considered to be a moment of asking the Great Questions in life: Why am I here? What is my purpose? Why is there suffering… Continue Reading “When the Internet isn’t Enough”

My Thoughts on “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

I have had many ask about what I thought about the new Star Wars movie, so I’ll take a brief break from my dissertation work to share a few thoughts. Here is my spoiler free summary: Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a fun, action-packed, and wonderful… Continue Reading “My Thoughts on “Star Wars: The Force Awakens””

Cool Catholic Graphic Novel

I was doing a gig in Venice, Florida where I met this amazing guy named Andrea Molinari (yes, it’s a guy’s name). We have a lot of things in common: we love Jesus, Catholicism, our family, role-playing games, and comic books, just to name… Continue Reading “Cool Catholic Graphic Novel”

Adoption is a calling, not a consolation prize

Over the past few months of travel I’ve gotten to talk to three different couples who have dealt with infertility. One couple just adopted a baby; the other two were praying about it. Infertility is a difficult cross for a couple to bear and I… Continue Reading “Adoption is a calling, not a consolation prize”

The Deeper Meaning of the Good Samaritan

This morning’s Gospel reading is the famous story of the Good Samaritan. After mentioning that we must “love our neighbor as ourself” a scholar asks Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus tells the story of a man who was beaten by robbers and left… Continue Reading “The Deeper Meaning of the Good Samaritan”

The Deeper Meaning of the Good Samaritan

This morning’s Gospel reading is the famous story of the Good Samaritan. After mentioning that we must “love our neighbor as ourself” a scholar asks Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus tells the story of a man who was beaten by robbers and left… Continue Reading “The Deeper Meaning of the Good Samaritan”

Bob and Bob Strike Back

I’ve had the blessed opportunity of collaborating with my friend Bob Lesnefsky, aka “Righteous B”, for almost 15 years now. We first met while he was helping with the Steubenville Youth Conferences. He became a youth minister in a neighboring parish to where I was… Continue Reading “Bob and Bob Strike Back”

Call Waiting: Discerning Your Vocation

I’m excited to say we’ve come to the end of another year of videos in the VCAT series. Last year we had twelve videos on the creed, this year twelve on the sacraments. We’re half way there! As I travel around the country, it’s… Continue Reading “Call Waiting: Discerning Your Vocation”