I’m responsible for the abuse crisis in the Church. I didn’t abuse any children, or enable a priest to abuse children, or look the other way when a priest was abusing a child, or cover up any abuse. No, I haven’t done anything like that, but if I’m honest, you will see that I am [...]
The abuse scandal has exemplified vice and a complete lack of virtue. I’m not talking about the abusers. Certainly, their behavior was sinful and driven by unrestrained vice, but the handling by the Church leadership has lacked virtue at almost every step. We need to look at how to pursue virtue in this terrible abuse [...]
Below are twenty-five of the most popular quotes from Eucharistic Virtue's first year. Although, I love all the quotes from the first year, this selection is based on the comments, shares and likes that the quotes have received. You can pause the slideshow by hovering over the quote.
I'm starting Fr. Gaitley's 33 Days to Morning Glory preparation for Marian Consecration starting today. This will be the second time I'm doing the prep, so it will be a renewal of my Marian Consecration, and a renewal of my Baptism vows (although those were originally pronounced for me by my parents). I invite you [...]
St. Homobonus is one of my favorite saints. St. Francis, St. Ignatius, St. Augustine, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Katherine Drexel and many others are favorites too, but these are all priests or religious. Homobonus was a lay man, a husband and a business man. For these [...]
Sunday's quote from St. Faustina describes how humility is essential for us to become saints. It's a very challenging quote because it is so simple and yet difficult for us. The quote reminds me of St. Therese of Lisieux. Her little way was a call to radical humility. St. Therese offered a model for pursuing [...]
Today's virtue quote summarizes why I started Eucharistic Virtue. In the quote, St. Eymard describes how practicing purity leads to all the virtues and ultimately to becoming a perfect adorer of the Lord. This is our goal and reason for being - to love and adore the Father Almighty, Jesus the Son and the Holy [...]
Jesus answered and said to them, "Amen, amen, I say to you, a son cannot do anything on his own, but only what he sees his father doing; for what he does, his son will do also.” The responsibility of fathers is tremendous. As a father, it is very intimidating to think that my [...]