From Joe's Desk...
There is an old Latin adage: modus operandi , meaning “method of operation.” While today it has many applications (criminal investigations being one of them), one of its initial applications had a rich spiritual context. It was a phrase often employed to challenge Christians in how they were living out... Read more
Enough is Never Enough Until...
The question has been posed: could Christ have saved the world with a drop of His blood? On one hand, yes, why not? He is God and He could do whatever He wants to do. Now, we know He didn’t, but why? As it was once observed by Peter Kreeft,... Read more
The Sacramentality of the Face
Every morning I wake up to a Thomas Kinkade painting that hangs above my dresser, the stunning work of art is titled A Prayer for Peace . In this masterpiece, Jesus stands on rocky heights above Jerusalem with his face drawn downwards to the right, taking the posture of one... Read more
Something very special is taking place in the remote village of Pleiku, Vietnam
I was first introduced to the Missionary sisters from Vietnam approximately two years ago when a local Catholic grade school Parent, Julie Treanor, upon recently returning from Pleiku, Vietnam, was inspired to tell the story of her trip to the parent body of Notre Dame School (our local Catholic grade... Read more
Pondering G.K.'s Unconventional Way
On May 29, 1874, in the humble borough of Kensington, London, England, a man was born to us that would forever change the way we look at words. In commemoration of his birthday—one-hundred and forty-six years later, I find myself compelled to share a few words about a man whose... Read more