Living Well, According to Father Tolton

Rather, in a way too few hagiographies do, Deacon Burke-Sivers aims to give us a deeply rich and often profoundly moving meditation not only on Father Tolton’s life but on how that life explicates crucially essential elements of the Catholic faith. He also prompts...

What Piano Playing Can Teach Us about Evangelization

Let me tell you a parable about evangelization. There were two friends driving the car back home after playing a round of golf, and as they’re talking in the car this beautiful piano etude by Frederic Chopin starts to play. They’re both so moved by what they’re...

Merciful Like the Father (Deacon Digest)

Divine mercy is the Father’s merciful love—a love that becomes visible in and through the person of Jesus Christ. Those who seek and find mercy in the Lord Jesus are experiencing God’s own divine mercy and love through Christ’s words and actions, by his...

Homily on the Sex-Abuse Scandal (19 August 2018)

The Pennsylvania Grand Jury report that was released last week describes gravely scandalous and unspeakable behavior by priests and bishops that has shaken the Church to her very core. The report is nine hundred pages long but I had to stop reading after almost two...