Objectivizing Adam and Eve’s Fruit

Objectivizing Adam and Eve’s Fruit At the pinnacle of creation, God created our first parents: Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle,...

Battling for Life: It’s Only Just Begun

The recent Supreme Court act to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision is the answer to years of prayer and hard work. While the recent Supreme Court action still allows for abortion, it is just not a right protected by the Constitution. Now it will be up to each...

End of the Year of the Family

Today ends the Year of the Family that began on the Feast of St. Joseph, March 19, 2021. As a parish, St. Mary of the Angels started the year of the Family earlier, in July 2020. So it has been two years of special focus on the family. Strong Catholic Parents— Strong...

Setting S.M.A.R.T. Milestones and GoalS

Small children usually need punishments and rewards to help them acquire virtue and self-control. Adults take ownership of their lives, shaping themselves by the repetition of good acts and avoiding the near occasions of unhealthy and sinful behavior. To acquire...

Motivating Digital Virtue

The addictive nature of screens, computer games, and social media means that sometimes “the spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak” (Mark 14:38), that is, sometimes we know and desire virtuous behavior but our flesh gets the better of us and we compulsively...