Tag: Catholic

“Rogue One” and the Hidden Saints

This past December we had the arrival of the first stand-alone Star Wars film Rogue One.  Personally, I loved the film and its gritty take on the galactic war and would have loved more time spent with this scrappy batch of protagonists. Unable to turn off my philosopher-brain, I also couldn’t help but think of these characters as a fitting allusion…

The Problem of Catholic Celebrities

  “Praise often creates in us a false impression that we deserve it.” -Ven. Fulton Sheen   “How can I do what you do?” Whenever Jackie or I get this question after a talk or an event, we sometimes respond with a tongue-in-cheek, “What?  Share the Gospel with other people?”   No, silly.  “Travel. Be a speaker. Stand on a stage…

Book Review: Tweeting with GOD

  I just got the book Tweeting with GOD by Fr. Michel Remery in the mail. One of the first things I thought was, “This would be a great gift for someone getting Confirmed! Or someone graduating high school!” My second thought was, “Why didn’t I think of this idea for a book first?!”   Tweeting with GOD is a…

Set Free in New Zealand

We’ve been blessed by the Lord to travel to many lands, domestic and international, to preach the Gospel and see what great things God is doing in and through young people around the world. We recently just returned from the Set Free youth conference held by the Diocese of Hamilition, New Zealand, and this was quite the adventure.   We…

I Didn’t Lose My Virginity When I Got Married

BY JACKIE ANGEL I’ve never punched someone in the face, but there are definitely times I wish I could ignore the virtue of self-control and let a fist fly. A few months before my wedding, someone asked me (knowing that I was a 29-year old virgin by choice), “So, is your fiancé a virgin, too?” I replied, “Nope.” She responded,…

My Brain Rests in Catholicism

Jackie and I have been watching Sherlock recently, a brilliant series produced by the BBC, and the show somehow makes me feel both smarter and dumber at the same time.  It hurts my brain trying to keep up with Holmes’ dizzying intellect, and yet I feel accomplished for making it to the end of an episode mentally intact.   I’ve also…