Who is to Blame for Suffering?

Who is to Blame for Suffering?

Life throws us many curveballs, perhaps none as difficult as reconciling the existence of an all-good God with the reality of suffering and evil in the world. I remember reading a news article about a terrorist group in the Middle East that was raiding Christian...
When the Feelings Disappear

When the Feelings Disappear

A young couple recently asked me what it might mean if their dating relationship lacked the feeling of being in love. Was it a sure sign that they were not meant to be together? What should they do? I will speak, as I always do, from my own personal experience. I have...
Mercy Makes You Merciful

Mercy Makes You Merciful

All of us have someone in our lives that we struggle to love. Maybe they have wounded us deeply by their words or actions, and we find it impossible to forgive them. Every time we see them, anticipate that we will see them or hear their name, we become tense and...
Are You The Older Brother?

Are You The Older Brother?

Famously known as the Parable of the Prodigal Son, Luke 15 tells the story of a repentant son to his merciful father. We can all see ourselves in the sinful yet contrite son and God the Father in the forgiving father. But, how many of you see yourself in the older...
How Do You Know When You Have Met the One?

How Do You Know When You Have Met the One?

It was 6th August 2014. I was sitting in Sr Moira De Bono’s Marriage and Sexuality class at Notre Dame University. My phone buzzed in my pocket. It was a random number, so I hit the silence button and casually put the phone back in my pocket. At the next break,...