Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P., Saint Patrick Baptising. St. Patrick’s Slavery

Similar to the Irish people, St. Patrick moved from slavery to slavery. Looking at the life of today’s celebrated saint, we see three modes of slavery which are emblematic of the people he helped save. St. Patrick and his flock have been slaves to humans, sin, and Christ. The life of Patrick shows us the healing and freeing power of grace which removed... [Read more...]

Bros Who Brunch

brunch – noun \ˈbrənch\ : the midday-ish meal of Sunday morning (“brunch” being a portmanteau made of the words “breakfast” and “lunch”), accompanied by coffee, etc., wherein the events of Saturday evening are recapped among friends, and which typically concludes with a slice of cantaloupe or some such. There’s just something religious... [Read more...]

1992 Jeep YJ (CC BY-SA 3.0 by Wikimedia user) It’s Only Human: Jeep Wranglers & What it Means to be Man

I have wanted a Jeep Wrangler since I was seven years old. Obviously it would be red, not with a hard top, but with a cloth top. You might think this preference impractical given the winters of the Midwest—where I grew up—but, the cloth top is clearly superior. The cloth top allows you to cruise around lake country, blaring your jams (aviators optional),... [Read more...]