What Good is Prayer?

I had a moment of clarity the other day.  I had been working hard on making positive intentions that would guide my life going forward.  I realized that these intentions were actually the core of prayer. A lot of people usually view prayer as a communal religious...

Impure Thoughts

For many years hearing confessions I would listen to the anguish, especially of senior Catholics, concerning their “impure thoughts.”  It was impressed upon them by parents and teachers that the desires of the flesh, especially sexual thoughts, were in conflict with...