Where There is Love, There is God

Recent polls have shown that people generally fall into one of two categories when it comes to Valentine’s Day: either it is viewed as an overrated, Hallmark holiday or it is embraced as one of the most romantic days of the year. I suppose I fall somewhere in the middle. Ultimately, I think that celebrating [...]

Fraternal Correction within Community – A Quality of the Heart

Henri Nouwen, a Dutch Catholic priest, writer, theologian, and teacher (who taught at esteemed institutions including the University of Notre Dame, Yale Divinity School, and Harvard Divinity School), wrote the following:  The word community has many connotations, some positive, some negative. Community can make us think of a safe togetherness, shared meals, common goals, and [...]

The Sacred Heart of Jesus: Changing Our Hearts of Stone

Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. ~ Ezekiel 36:26~ Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, a recognition of the humanity and divinity [...]