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He is Risen!

Hallelujah – He is Risen! It is humorous and a bit troubling that you received a post this morning entitled, “Wicked Discernment.” On top of that, I did attempt to resurrect a post on Easter that failed (no pun intended). The technology was smarter than me. As I was thinking about it though, it occurred to me that maybe this was an Easter message. It certainly is providenti...

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A Wicked Discernment

Are you seeking a sign to know God's will?

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The Degrees of Perfection - St. John of the Cross

A concise summary of St. John of the Cross that reveals the path to union with God.

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Lenten Preparation - Making Giving Right for Lent

How do I deal with almsgiving and giving in general during and even after lent?

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Forgive us, Father - Novena of Reparation for Sins against the Eucharist

Dear Apostoli Viae Friends and Family, Please join me in an important novena of reparation which will begin on Sunday, January 24th (feast of St. Francis de Sales) and end on Tuesday, February 2nd (feast of the Presentation of the Lord). To kick off this novena, I will lead a panel discussion this Sunday at 3:00 PM Central time with Dr. Peter Kwasniewski and Dr. Janet Smith on the topic of u...

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Is it God's will for me to receive the Covid vaccine?

Is it God's will for me to receive the covid vaccine?

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I Am NOT Alone in the World

One of my favorite things to do during Christmas is to watch, read, or listen to Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. I love to see how Ebenezer Scrooge goes from being the meanest miser in London to being a grateful, generous, and loving man. I love knowing that someone like Scrooge, whose nasty behavior was so egregious, his name became a byword for misanthropy and stinginess, can change...

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Seeking God in Experience - St. John of the Cross - Spiritual Canticle 1:12

Seeking the experience of God will always eventually result in confusion, disillusionment, and even loss of faith.

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Praying the O Antiphons

Today, the Church enters into the Greater Ferias, the seven days before Christmas Eve, wherein the Office of the Readings becomes more solemn as we near the holiest day on which the Son of God was born of a Virgin. Since about the eighth century, every evening during Vespers, Catholics have sung a holy antiphon that alludes to the Coming of the Christ Child. These Antiphons, which precede th...

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Self-Knowledge - Self-Perception - Self-Deception

How do we come to a clear and accurate understanding of who we are and where we stand before God?

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