Happy Father’s Day

A shout out to all the fathers out there, both biological and spiritual.

By Charles Johnston:

I originally intended to write a short post to wish all the fathers out there a happy Father’s Day, but it ended up becoming something completely different. This doesn’t doesn’t surprise me, my thoughts tend to wander from one subject to another, evidence of this being over 40 half written drafts of posts on this very site. Continue reading “Happy Father’s Day”

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Our Faith is not a part-time job

“because we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”
2 Corinthians 4:18

We all need to get our priorities straight, and go all in for God.

Now That I'm Catholic

By Charles Johnston:

“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”
(Colossians 3:1-2 RSV-2CE)

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Saint Faustina Podcast

It’s difficult to talk about Saint Faustina without talking about the Devotion to Divine Mercy, and I bet she’d be more than ok with that.

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Question; The Fish and The Shekel

Question by Nora:

I had a question about a scripture, I’ve read it many times, although I think I understand lol. I know there’s more. It’s Jesus and the temple tax, and the miracle of the coin in the fishes mouth in Matthew. Continue reading “Question; The Fish and The Shekel”

Saint Catherine of Siena Podcast

The latest in our series of podcast on the lives of the saints.

In this episode we dive deep into the life of this mystic, prophet, spiritual advisor, and doctor of the Church. We find out her story, and what was her driving motivations.

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The Perfect Prayer

Exploring the perfection of the Lord’s Prayer

By Charles Johnston:

What is the Perfect Prayer? Any time you speak to God from your heart, and remain in reverent silence to allow Him to speak to you, I’d say that’s a pretty good start.

We sometimes forget that prayer isn’t a one way street, it isn’t giving God a list of demands and then hanging up the phone. We have to remember that prayer isn’t a hostile negotiation, it’s a conversion in the context of a relationship. We have to approach God and speak with Him, not at Him.

But what about those times when we don’t really know what to say, or there’s a longing that we wish to express but just can’t find the right words? For these, and many other situations, I can’t think of a better way to pray than with the words our Savior gave us.

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Grow In Faith

By Charles Johnston:

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.”

2 Peter 3:18 Continue reading “Grow In Faith”

Every Saint Has a Past


By Charles Johnston:

“We know certainly that our God calls us to a holy life. We know that he gives us every grace, every abundant grace; and though we are so weak of ourselves, this grace is able to carry us through every obstacle and difficulty.”— St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Continue reading “Every Saint Has a Past”

Pentecost in Sinai and Jerusalem 


By Charles Johnston:

The story of Pentecost is well known, but like every story in the Bible there is more here than meets the eye. Continue reading “Pentecost in Sinai and Jerusalem “