Tag: Jesus

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…

They Will Know We are Christians by Our T-Shirts

“They will know we are Christians by our t-shirts!” I remember first seeing this parody of a well-known Christian anthem several years ago in college on a bumper sticker.  Since then, I’ve seen the jab a few times on the internet and ironically once on an actual t-shirt (its owner looked proud). But the slogan stirred some initial discomfort inside…

No Room for Advent

Let it be known that I love hearing the music from Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown as much as the next guy.  I just don’t enjoy hearing it on October 30th…or on November 3rd…or anytime pre-Thanksgiving, really. Each year the Christmas decorations seem to be displayed earlier and earlier.  I walked by one department store before Halloween—before Halloween—and saw a Christmas…