Is St. Joseph a Father?

Is St. Joseph a Father?

Catholics often think of St. Joseph as the obvious exemplar for fatherhood. However, like many Christian mysteries that we take too easily for granted, I think we often overlook how counterintuitive it is to place St. Joseph as the model of fatherhood. First, the...
Our Identity: Rooted in Gratitude

Our Identity: Rooted in Gratitude

Psalm 116:12, 17 “What shall I return to the Lord     for all his bounty to me? … I will offer to you a thanksgiving sacrifice     and call on the name of the Lord.” (Ps. 116:12, 17) The American holiday of Thanksgiving is a wonderful reminder of the importance of...
The Beauty Beyond the Fall

The Beauty Beyond the Fall

Psalm 90:10 The days of our life are seventy years,     or perhaps eighty, if we are strong; even then their span is only toil and trouble;     they are soon gone, and we fly away. This October marks ten years since I lost one of my good college friends who died...