Strive to grow in integrity, natural virtue, and self-discipline.
You have not arrived.
You have faults, failings, and weaknesses. And they are affecting those around you.
You have work to do.
There’s more. Keep going.
Be humble and grateful.
Strive to grow in the supernatural virtues of faith, hope, and love.
You have been created in love, held into being by love, and you are loved in every moment. All that you have and all that you are, even the fact that you exist, is a gift. Receive it along with the responsibility it entails.
Humbly receive the love poured out for you and all the truths that have been revealed by Him who is Love Itself.
Be grateful. You are valuable and the more you truly receive Jesus and His life given for you, the more free you will be to understand and live your purpose and mission.
Receive the gift and respond in love. Be faithful.
Embrace and live the nature of who you are. Masculinity and femininity are good, true, and beautiful in the nature of each and complementarity of both.
Do not fall for the temptation to allow bad examples to mar your understanding. Look to good examples and learn from those.
Seek to fulfill the beautiful vision of the sexes rather than revolt against it. Look to see clearly the harms inflicted on you, and on others by you, and seek the redemption of your vision of sexuality in order to become more and more free to live your gifts and see the gifts of others accordingly.
Be an example of goodness and truth in action and speech to all that see and hear you.
Your ability to do this well flows from the sanctification of your own heart.
Make the most of whatever sphere of influence you have to help people.
Block out the lies, noise, and distractions, and be open to the grace of pursuing your calling and mission each day.
Win the day.
I am convinced and convicted that Jesus and His Catholic Church are the real deal – the Treasure hidden in the field worth giving everything for (Matthew 13:44).
By God’s grace, my will is to go deeper into the Treasure and grow stronger in a life of authentic prayer and virtue…like the tree planted near streams of water (Psalm 1:3).
My desire is to simply and authentically love well, both God and others, especially my wife, and with her, our children entrusted to our care. I offer any gifts, skills, or abilities I may have to Almighty God that He might use me in any way He sees fit to build His Kingdom (Isaiah 57:14; Matthew 6:33) and glorify His name (Psalm 115:1).
My educational background is in media and theology:
- B.A. Media Studies
- M.F.A. Screenwriting
- M.A. Theology
After a truly miraculous conversion and return to the Sacramental life of the Catholic Church in 2001 at the age of 24, I have served ever since, in Catholic parishes, schools, and organizations, as well as being active in pro-life work since 2004 and Catholic media since 2008.
I currently serve as:
- COO/Integrator for The Station of the Cross Catholic Media Network
- Host of The Simple Truth radio show and podcast
- Co-Founder of The Men’s March
Major themes of my work have been:
- Building up men, especially husbands and fathers.
- Forming young people, parents, and families.
- Effective action toward ending abortion and serving pregnant moms in need.
- Teaching the virtue of chastity/sexual integrity.
- Evangelization and community outreach.
- Sharing helpful, practical examples from the lives of the Saints.
- Catechesis and prayer.
- Spiritual warfare.
- Sharing personal testimony.
It seems clear to me that we are in a time of great deception where the vast majority, including leaders of Church and State, “call evil good and good evil (Isaiah. 5:20).” This is most evident in the ongoing, daily mass murder of the pre-born that kills 200,000 human persons worldwide every day and the attitudes surrounding it. We must wake up and see reality on this, and so much more.