This page is for those interested in struggling with "The Questions of Life." It contains a few essays and provides links and other resources.

“Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.”


Some essays:

The existence of suffering is a challenging reality that leads many to doubt the existence of God. This essay presents a challenging perspective of suffering that is contradictory to the common understanding. It dares to ask: Can joy be found in suffering?

Qualitative Numbers: This essay is a fun and intriguing look at numbers from a unique perspective - correlating scriptural usage of numbers to the physical reality of quantities.

Church architecture is meant to lift the spirit and to educate the heart. This essay discusses a few architectural features that are employed in many church buildings, although focused on one specific building. (click here)

Other resources
Catholic Answers Live (podcasts of Q&A talk show discussing all things Catholic).
Catholic Lighthouse Media - CD's, MP3's, books, etc., of all sorts.
Paradisus Dei (Latin for the Paradise of God) was founded in 2001 by Steve Bollman to help families discover the superabundance of God within marriage and family life

A few good books I recommend:

The Star of Bethlehem: Legacy of the Magi, by Michael R. Molnar. An intriguing secular book that explains who the Magi likely were and how they interpreted astrological events. Perhaps Mr. Molnar has found "the star of Bethlehem."

The Lamb's Supper: the Mass as Heaven on Earth, by Scott Hahn. A "revealing" book discussing the book of Revelations (aka the Apocalypse) and while this strange book of the bible may reveal truths of the final end-times, it certainly reveals truths about the Mass.

Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper, by Brant Pitre. An excellent book for anyone who is interested in how the Last Supper was a fulfillment of Old Testament sacred liturgy.

St. John's Gospel: A Bible Study Guide and Commentary, by Stephen K. Ray. A very comprehensive guide for studying the "funnest" of all Gospels.

Making Sense out of Suffering, by Peter Kreeft. Suffering is perhaps the most challenging reality. Peter Kreeft does a superb job of putting suffering in a Christian context.

The Resurrection of the Shroud: new Scientific, Medical and Archeological Evidence, by Mark Antonacci. Was the Shroud of Turin the actual burial cloth of the historical Jesus Christ? That question will never be affirmed with certainty, but Mark Antonacci discusses the mysterious image in the shroud and what is known and not known about it.

Catechism of the Catholic Church, a comprehensive explanation of Church teachings. Published by Doubleday Religion, "authored" by the US Catholic Church (translated from Latin). This is the source for figuring out what the Catholic Church really does believe and teach. Extremely well written, drenched in scripture and historical Church documents.