Vowed to Love

Vowed to Love

I’ve come to see that all of my temptations come from living one subtle lie: God might not be enough for me.1 My lifelong vows of poverty, chastity and obedience are nothing short of a constant reminder to myself and to the world that God is always enough.2 I did not...
Catholic 101: What is prayer? How do I pray?

Catholic 101: What is prayer? How do I pray?

Two common questions I had growing up as a Catholic were: “What is prayer?” and “How do I pray?” Fast-forward to today, when I am an ordained priest. And whether I’m on a retreat, at church after Mass, or really just about any other place (including getting a drink...
Living the Synod on Synodality

Living the Synod on Synodality

So, wait.  What exactly is a synod? Maybe you’ve heard this term. Perhaps not. It technically means a gathering of bishops for the purpose of giving counsel to the Pope. Pope Francis, however, wants to expand our understanding of synodality. That’s why he announced in...