Netflix or Nothing: Our Need for the Void

August 17, 2017

Netflix is the Devil! Is that a startling enough headline for you?  I’m exaggerating, of course, but only by a little. Personally, it’s easy for me to lose hours upon hours to Netflix or other similar streaming services.  Even when there wasn’t a show that got me excited, I would come back like the bored man to his fridge.  I know what’s in the fridge – I’ve basically memorized it…


Giving Up Screen Time

March 6, 2017

Three months ago I shared with you a post entitled “St. Lucy, Patroness of the Smartphone Generation.” It focused on my desire to take a step back from screentime in Advent (or Lent-lite). Now that Lent is here, I thought it may be a good time for me to revisit my own advice. For my own Lenten journey I have discerned and decided that I need to detach from my…


Did Jesus Come For Our Dogs Too?

December 1, 2016

Being at a parish that co-owns a Catholic School, I often get the chance to address a classroom full of young boys and girls.  It’s usually some kind of Q&A session for kids to ask all the questions they’ve ever wondered about the Church and the Faith, but never had the chance to ask. I get all sorts of questions, some of them funny (do you sleep in your priest…