Can You Hear the Voice of God?

02-25-2018(Being) Catholic MattersDavid Lins

It should not be a newsflash that we, as Catholics, believe not only the God can hear us, but that we can also hear God.

Do I mean this in an audible sense? Not usually, but it has been known to happen. In the Bible, you’ll hear Him from Genesis 1:27-28 to Numbers 12:6-8. From Matthew 4:16-17 to John 12:27-30. If you don’t believe the Most High God can speak to humanity, you don’t believe in the Bible.


Jesus-The New Adam

02-18-2018(Being) Catholic MattersDavid Lins

The Gospel reading on the first Sunday of Lent is great for people like myself who have self-diagnosed attention span issues. In its entirety, it is only five sentences long.

That doesn’t mean it isn’t rich. Did you notice the little detail that informed us that Jesus was in the desert “with the wild beasts?” Why does that matter?


Lent is About to Begin...

02-11-2018(Being) Catholic MattersDavid Lins

Lent is about to begin and I’ve always had an issue with it. My birthday is March 28th and as a child, it was hard to celebrate your big day when it usually fell during Holy Week. On top of that, I always tried to be a kid who smiled often and laughed with ease. This disposition seemed to fly in the face of Lent, which I saw as a holiday season for the solemn, down-trodden, and curmudgeonly.


If We are Truly Prolife...

02-04-2018(Being) Catholic MattersDavid Lins

It is my sincere hope that none of you who read this column each week, read last week’s edition and ran out to use some of what I said as ammunition against people who do not yet recognize the sanctity of unborn life.

At the Arizona March for Life, Stephanie Gray eloquently pointed out that often the person you are having a conversation with is coming from a different place than you. While you are obsessed with proving the unborn child has value, (whether they realize it or not) they actually want to know if you value them, their sister or friend. Do you recognize their pain, potential sacrifice, or difficulty?