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The Sad Day a Priest Mentor Became One of the “Accused”

Yesterday as I sat in our normal pew with my wife and eldest daughter beside me and my two sons and youngest daughter serving at the altar our priest (a man I love and respect) read a statement from our Most Reverend Bishop acknowledging and apologizing for sexual abuse or misconduct by some of the priests and former priests of our diocese, many d...

08 17 2018

Suffering From and Thinking About Suicide

My father was the best man I ever knew. As a man, he was everything I ever wanted to be.  He was an outdoorsman par excellence, he loved his wife (my mother), and he always made me feel loved and spoke to me as one person to another, imparting his wisdom with kind firmness. Dad was also a very troubled man and struggled with depression for year...

06 16 2018

Fatherhood, Anger, and the Struggle for Sanctity

When our wedding day was approaching I thought (though I would not have said it out loud) that I was going to be an awesome husband.  Same thing when we were preparing for our first child to be born.  I thought I was going to be the best dad, always caring, always affectionate, always there as the best version of myself. Fast forward 5 years.....

04 11 2018

How to Protect Your Kids from Porn

About six months ago, I was approached by a European publisher who wanted to publish my book, Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography, in Italian.  Naturally I was flattered and agreed to have the translated book published.  However, before moving forward with this project, I needed to update my book.  Ev...

11 07 2017

Humility & Study

Men who take on the Exodus 90 challenge are urged to make study a central part of their lives starting at “day 91.”  This is very fitting—because Exodus 90, if done rightly, is humbling.  Through the experience of discomfort in ascetical practices, struggling to be fervent in prayer, and the challenges associated with fraternity, men who do...

10 09 2017

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