I came to the Church because she was wise, and to Jesus because of the Church.
I had a choice: check the boxes and tell myself that everything was fine, or do the hard thing, engage my problems, and try to grow. This is a choice we all face.
At my retreat, I realized that I was frustrated with Jesus because I still feel impeded in the mission he called me to.
We naturally pray during strong moments in our lives. Our prayers of Thanksgiving are the most pure.
God asks us all to be generous and to trust that he will take care of us.
The wisdom of the Church is greater than any one era, theologian, or Pope. It is the divine wisdom handed on through the ages.
When I had to leave everything behind for the priesthood, the Annual Catholic Appeal allowed me to go to seminary for free, and the money spent on my education was money well spent.
I do not want to be a priest. I only want to follow the will of God.