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March 11, 2017

Catholic media is thriving in America, and it has a great opportunity to save secular media. In a culture where relativism prevails, Catholic publications can provide a bold voice that leads people back to the powerful, tangible realities of truth, goodness and beauty. We live in an age of seekers, and the time is ripe for Catholic journalists to s...

October 4, 2015

Yik Yak is a popular app, which is meant to be exclusive to college campuses (or at least college students). The app allows people to post their thoughts in a “yak” (similar to a tweet) as well as comment and vote up or down on other people’s yaks—and all of this is completely anonymous. The anonymity of this site allows people to freely post whate...

October 2, 2015

We began a ministry with a specific mission and vision for young adults across America. We began with the inspiration  of the new evangelization, aiming to help re-ignite the fire of Pentecost, but we ended up empty-handed. Many of our hopes died; but as Christ said, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies it remains just a seed. 
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February 25, 2015

Every now and then I like to chime in on what's happening in the political arena. This time around, can I afford to ignore the rumors spinning around this "net neutrality" legislation that is expected to be approved tomorrow? I'm not going to get into the detail of net neutrality and the use or misuse of the term. Instead, I think it's better to lo...

October 14, 2014

On this blog I'd like to invite readers on a journey that explores what it's like to establish and build up a Catholic publication for young adults. While we've alluded to the subject in the past, this post kind of provides a starting point. 

An acquaintance recently asked me what Rambling Spirit is about. I handed her our business card and explai...

August 22, 2014

Has anyone else become curious of the incoherence within the media's consciousness? I try not to directly address the issues covered in the media, because I don't want to get caught up in them. Instead, I try to speak to the principles underneath them all. But can anyone make sense of them all?

But then again, I like the incoherence. It keeps peop...

July 13, 2014

Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists have had a long honeymoon with their Internet and digital media start-ups. All the while, the truly human side of what it means to have a vision has gotten lost amidst the excitement over new technologies. Let's bring back the meaningful side of business where we encounter other people.

What if there was a com...

They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Is your time disappearing and you're not sure where it goes? Do you know how much time you spend online every week?  Emily Derois reminds us of the importance of conscious decision-making.

"If I know that certain associations will expose me to temptations and to giving way and yet willi...

A good percentage of us suffer from something we might term “fix it” syndrome. It’s the scampering of thoughts that run through your head when your sister yells at you for buying the wrong flowers and you have 20 minutes before mom walks in. It’s the feeling in the pit of your stomach when you’re coding and you see an error…and you try everything…a...

March 23, 2014

'It's all over the news.'

Did that get your attention? Good, because this post is not about what's all over the news. Whatever is all over the news really isn't an accurate portrayal of the world we live in. We criticize the media for spinning just about everything, but then we make its headlines our main topics of conversation. In the meantime, w...

March 11, 2014

Recently, Churches in my diocese and surrounding area have begun promoting the new movie “Son of God” directed by Christopher Spencer. Although I hadn’t sought out the movie myself, when some friends expressed interest, I chose to go. What it left me with was a profoundly moving experience.

Son of God is a frame story starting with the apostle Joh...

March 9, 2014


Just as a refresher, I'd like give a brief overlook of what Rambling Spirit magazine is about, and its unique role in young adult communities and the new evangelization.

Catholicism is not just about faith and morals -- it's not something that can be confined within our church walls on Sunday -- rather, our religion offers a full worldview that s...

December 29, 2013

Just recently, I saw on the Eternal Word Television Network a short entitled "A Link in the Chain" starring James Cagney released in 1957 by the Christophers.  In the short film, a retiring teacher realizes the profound effect he had in the lives of three people.

At the end it is mentioned that the profundity of the role that Cagney's character pl...

December 19, 2013



With all the talk about Pope Francis being named Time Magazine's Person of the Year, which seems to be in sequence with his 'Joy of the Gospel' exhortation, one cannot help but wonder where to find the truth underneath the sound bites and headlines. 

In regards to 'The Joy of the Gospel,' the majority of the media truly is missing the point. The...

November 15, 2013

The recent passing of Marcia Wallace, the voice of Mrs. Krabappel on The Simpsons, put me in a reflective mood. The show remains my all-time favorite and people are often surprised I'm as sentimental about it as I am, or that I lump Homer Simpson into the pantheon of my heroes alongside such men as Augustine and Alexander Hamilton. Hear me out....

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