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Realities Not Fantasies

We think we’re most free when we can be in control. “I’m free when I get up every day and have control over my life and circumstances.” That’s not Catholic freedom, according to Jacque Philippe, but it is accepting reality as it is. We struggle with freedom because it’s hard to accept our weaknesses, and it’s pretty difficult to accept…

Say No To Idolatry

So one of the most memorable experiences of being a Chicago Blackhawks fan was the 2013 Grant Park Victory Parade to celebrate the fact that the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup. Thousands of people were in Grant Park, and there was this one moment that I will never forget. In front of thousands, Jonathan Toews raises the…

Love Believes All Things

Love believes in all things. Do we believe in love? Do we believe in God? The God who created us, who gave us life? Do we believe? I hear some people, sometimes they say, “My father hurt me so much. For me, he doesn’t exist.” He doesn’t exist? He exists. Your father exists. Whether you like it or not, your father exists. It’s the same with…

Freedom Greater Than Circumstances

What makes us most free is this submission to God and this dependence on Him. Yes, freedom is dependent on obedience rather than doing whatever I want. When we fall in love with God and experience that love, this profound interior freedom takes place, and it becomes the most important thing in our lives — even to the point that it…

God Keeps His Promises

So I’m sure many of you during school have had a teacher like Professor Trelawney. That’s right. Someone is a bit goofy, and she is someone who has a few screws loose but is nice. Professor Trelawney is a prophet, but the thing with Professor Trelawney is that she barely ever gets anything right. But who is someone who predicts the…

Love Bears All Things

“Love bears all things.” Love bears all things. Even when the person is making mistake, the person who truly loves, bears. It’s like our parents. We do something wrong, they bear with us. Because they love you, they want to give you a good future. Look a Saint Monica and Saint Augustine. Saint Monica kept on praying for this child, praying…

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