“Return: How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church” by Brandon Vogt

The statistics are troubling: 6.5 people leave the Catholic Church for every one that joins, and 50% of young people who were raised Catholic are no longer Catholic today. Behind these statistics are millions of parents longing for their prodigal children to come home. The passive wait-and-see approach is no longer an option. We need a game plan. We need Return. Source: “Return: How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church” by Brandon...

“Return: How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church” by Brandon Vogt

  The statistics are troubling: 6.5 people leave the Catholic Church for every one that joins, and 50% of young people who were raised Catholic are no longer Catholic today. Behind these statistics are millions of parents longing for their prodigal children to come home. The passive wait-and-see approach is no longer an option. We need a game plan. We need Return. Source: “Return: How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church” by Brandon...

Living a Truly Surrendered Life

SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 Living a Truly Surrendered Life FR. NNAMDI MONEME, OMV I injured my knee a few years ago while playing soccer in a Manila college campus. I sat at the sidelines, looking at my hurting knee, seeing it swell up so fast, and feeling that throbbing sensation. The words that came out of my mind was typical, “Why this now, Lord Jesus? Why me? This is the last thing that I need right now.” My response showed that I was far from that complete surrender that Jesus asks of us as His disciples. I may have given myself to Him but I was now reluctant to accept the painful and disappointing things that He was offering to me… Source: Living a Truly Surrendered...

What Every Christian Must Anticipate Today

  We must have experienced this before: you are speaking to someone and they are constantly looking at their cellphones every other minute. They seem to be anticipating a call or a text or a Facebook post or a notice from Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp or any of the many other apps in our time. I just […] Source: What Every Christian Must Anticipate...

St. Monica and the Gift of Spiritual Maternity

I was recently sharing a story about one of my daughters with my spiritual director. As children of two parents, with five theology degrees between them, my daughters are especially prone to curiosity and conversation about theological topics. In sharing one of their beautiful little moments of wonder in spiritual direction, this dear priest told […] Source: St. Monica and the Gift of Spiritual...