Catholicism

How can you be Catholic now?

This is a devil’s advocate question I ask myself whenever I read a news story about abuse by clergy in the Catholic Church. The majority of Catholics still showing up on Sundays would probably struggle to explain why we’re still, well, showing up. The sexual abuse, the abuse of power, greed and the perception of...

Real superpowers you might not have heard of

As a Christian, do you know you have superpowers? We’ve been taught all our lives that we’re part of one body, the body of Christ. Did you know that God planted specific, identifiable gifts within each of us meant for the benefit of others, connecting us to each other in a concrete way that supports...

The Golden Circle: Why I’m Catholic

A few months ago, my boss sent a link to a TED Talk given by Simon Sinek. Sinek is an author and motivational speaker known for applying the “golden circle” concept to human motivation. The golden circle is a visual representation of how humans communicate. In his talk, Sinek explains how leading informative conversations with...

Maybe God Uses Limits to Help Us Grow

On June 18th, 2015, Pope Francis released Laudato si’ – On Care of Our Common Home, the second encyclical of his papacy and the first authored entirely by him. When I heard Pope Francis had released Laudato si’, the first question I had was, “What is an encyclical?” Wikipedia defines an encyclical as “a papal...

Lent 2015

I’ve had many positive experiences over the last few years, but I’ve also faced the biggest challenges of my twenty-eight years on this earth. School and career shifts, relationships ending; in the narrative of life it’s been a period of significant change. The key difference between how I worked through difficulties in these most recent...