Soren Kierkegaard once wrote that the Gospel text he strongly identified with is the account of the disciples, after the death of Jesus, locking themselves into an upper room in fear and then experiencing Jesus coming through the locked doors to bestow peace on them.
The renowned spiritual writer Ruth Burrows begins her autobiography with these words: “I was born into this world with a tortured sensitivity. For long I have puzzled over the causes of my psychological anguish.” Unfortunately, to our loss, too many spiritual biographies don’t begin like this, that is, by recognizing right at the start the …
Being a Catholic has never been easy. A quick glance at the lives of the saints can confirm that from her very beginnings, the Catholic Church has been countercultural. As an 18-year-old Catholic man, it seems to me that many of my generation are passively apathetic on matters of religion. It doesn’t have to be this way. Here are a few tips for growing closer to Christ as a young man.