I think my favorite thing about the Saints is their boldness in speech. I never fail to be amused and inspired by their fearlessness. Seriously -- there is no Saint in existence who was a push-over. They seem to all have found that sweet spot, being both ferocious and humble at the same time. Polycarp is no exception...
St. John Vianney displayed amazing humility. He probably didn't mean for it to be funny... but it certainly is!
Often we think about turning the other cheek as an act of submission. It's not. Mother Teresa knew this. She came across a starving child in the streets, and she began going door to door, begging for food or money for the child. One man was particularly rude and spit directly into her face... her... Continue Reading →
On his twitter feed a couple years back, Cardinal Dolan remarked, “To be a Catholic should be something liberating. Something fun. We aren’t Puritans, are we? Joy is what attracts people to the Church.” Amen, Cardinal Dolan. Amen! I think sometimes we take ourselves, the saints, and our personal quests for holiness far too seriously. Holiness... Continue Reading →